The Society has the following equipment that is available to Members free of charge or for a small fee:
Electric Extractor #1:
On a tall blue metal stand. 9-frame radial (£5 per day). Takes standard BS super frames
Electric Extractor #2:
On a low white metal stand & stabiliser board. 9-frame radial (£5 per day). Takes standard BS super frames
Hand Operated Manual Extractor:
3-frame tangential (£2 per day). Takes standard BN brood size frames
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‘Lot Numbers’ and ‘Best Before’ dates are some of the legal requirements for Retail Sale labelling. The labelling machine will easily attach a small label with your own choice of formats for these. Free of charge to members.
UK Honey Labelling Regulations:
More detailed information is available on the Food Standards Agency website.
An electric steam generator for rendering frames of old comb and extracting wax. Fits British National Hives.
Free of charge to Members.
Instruction for use are below:
You borrow/hire kit at your own risk. You must know how to use the equipment safely and appropriately - if in doubt ask at the time of collection. You should inspect the kit and satisfy yourself that it is clean, complete and in good working order before accepting. You shall return kit you hire promptly, clean and in good working order to the Equipment Coordinator, unless given instructions otherwise. Extractor hire charges should be paid electronically to the Society's bank account at the time of booking - late payment will incur a £5 surcharge. Late return of extractors following hire period will incur a charge of £10 per day unless you have been told by the Equipment Coordinator to retain the kit. Hire charges are based on the number of days booked using the booking form below. Failure to collect the extractor as instructed by the Equipment Coordinator will not waive the hire charges. Refunds are not given for early return of kit.