2015 Extractors For Hire

Honey Extraction

Due to the cost of purchasing a honey extractors being over £700, Reading Beekeepers have three extractors for hire to its members.  Detail around hiring the extractors are :

Cost                - £5 per hire
Duration         - Peak demand no more than 2 days, otherwise quieter times no more than a week
Collection      - The hirer must collect and deliver the extractor back to the custodian

Terms and condition
The hirer is responsible for cleaning the extractor by rinsing a lot of hot water through and wiping all internals. You MUST NOT use any cleaning detergents as this could taint the honey next extracted or use anything abrasive.
PLEASE DO NOT allow the volume of honey collecting in the bottom to rise high enough into the spinning mechanism.

*** BRAND NEW *** for 2015 Table Top Extractor To Hire
The ideal starter extractor for the hobbyist beekeeper with up to five hives as it will hold 18 lbs. of honey before the honey valve must be opened.  The B.S. type will accommodate four B.S. shallow or two B.S. deep frames.
Dimensions   - 66cm (26"in) high by 41cm in diameter (excludes legs as easily removable from stand)
Transporting  - Extractor fits in all small cars.


For user instructions see document attached at the bottom of this page.

This extractor is currently available now and rental can be arranged through Claire :

 Current StatusAVAILABLE
 Return Date-
Waiting List-

Contact Custodians :
Claire O'Brien - Tilehurst on 07903 269554 or claireobrien19@gmail.com

2 x Large Extractors To Hire
Dimensions   - 110cm high (including legs and spinning handle) and 60cm in diameter
Transporting  - Extractor fits in most hatchback or 4x4s. They will not fit in all saloon cars due to height

{Image courtesy of Thornes - our model is very similar}

We have two large manually powered stainless steel barrel with two part lid (similar to above image).  These extracts are able to extract 8 and 9 british standard/shallow super frames suitable for up to 20 hives extractions.  Both operate a radial action and have a two part perspex lid to view progress.  One of the extractors is able to do tangential extraction.

LARGE RED Old Extractor - Super Frames ONLY

This older extractor is only capable of doing super frames and is based in Tilehurst.

 Current Status
 Return Date-
 Waiting List-

Contact Custodians :
Claire O'Brien - Tilehurst on 07903 269554 or claireobrien19@gmail.com

LARGE BLUE New Extractor - Super and Brood Frames

This extractor can be used to extract normal super frames as well as larger brood frames using additional metal shelves.  This extractor is currently based in Caversham.

 Current Status

 Return Date 
 Waiting List

Contact Custodians :
David Chinn - Caversham on 01189 481236 or davidhchinn@hotmail.com

Giles McLoughlin,
22 Feb 2016, 08:05