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Posted by brer Zone 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 3, 11 at 7:19

I'm thinking of getting an extractor. I have only one have and plan never to have more than two.

Question: Are those cheap extractors ($125 or so) any good? I don't mind working a little harder if the small kinds are just unweildly or if it takes a bit longer extract, etc. But if they fall apart after a year, then I'm not as excited about the whole thing.

What would you recommend for a small-time beekeeper? Can I get by with the cheapest extractor

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RE: extracting

I have usually under 5 hives, I bought a used $100.00 2 frame [swing frame for other side] extractor with some good bee equipment, I'm very pleased I did, a solid build unit.
Cheap new is usually always cheap...I would check used first,
allot of beekeepers go big and buying new larger extractors.

RE: extracting

If your handy there are plans on the internet for making your own. I found a set of plans and for around 25$ I made my own.It even hooks up to an 1/2 drill, Now if I only had some honey to extract!!!

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