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Does anyone know where I might get good used hand crank extractor? I thought maybe thiis would be a good place to start.
 

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I found mine by searching on-line newsletters of local (and within shipping distance) bee clubs. They often have classifieds.
 

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good and used and hand extractor maybe a bit of a stretch???

do you belong to a bee club? ours has an extractor + uncapping knife + uncapping tray that they rent.
 

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There is a bee club locally but it is not very active. My friend has an extractor he said I can use but it looks like it has never been cleaned so I guess I will just have to buy a new one from my supplier. I plan on at least 10 hives next year so I guess its a worthwhile investment.
 

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tecumseh said:
good and used and hand extractor maybe a bit of a stretch???
I disagree. The one I got was homebuilt, but solid. Good cast metal gears. The basket was a little bent, and I needed to add a shim to hold the frames better, but that was all of 15 minutes work.
 

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or borrow your friends, put it in the back of the truck, stop by a car wash on the way home and you are good to go.

at 10 + hives you do need an acceptable extractor... get one with a motor on it unless of course you have a spouse with a strong arm and a good disposition.
 
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