My name is Deran...im from Sumter county Florida. I have five hives...two carnolian and three feral. I'd hope to find there is a beekeeper close to me...im self taught and doing alright but have questions...i did just buy an A.I. root company 15B cowan rapid extractor...guy had it for years up in the attic in his barn...never even had bees...it looks pretty old although i havent looked it up...has some light rust but doesn't look like its ever been wet...looks like somebody tried to paint the gears and cage on the inside...i dont know what i should do to it...restore it or keep it and use it or sell it...wont tell ya what i paid but it wasnt much :thumbsup: anyways...hi yall and whos here in florida ????