The items listed below are available to loan for club members only, free of charge.
The club has 2 electric honey extractors, 1 small and 1 large sized, which club members can borrow, free of charge. Both are motorised; the small one spins 3 or 4 frames of honey, whereas the large one will spin 9 super frames. The extractors are stored at club member's house Linda and Richard Wilson. They have a honey room which members can take their own supers to spin there. Alternatively you can take the extractor home. If you wish to see if it is available or to arrange a visit please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a honey press which is useful if you are extracting from unwired frames. This is kept at our club apiary. Anyone wishing to borrow one should contact Bob Shand email@example.com or 07841379362 to find out when he will be at the apiary to open the container, so that the press can be removed and returned.
The club owns a laptop, projector, projector screen and PA system. If a member is doing a presentation about bees then they can borrow this kit. Please contact chairman Jenny Gilpin at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01524 64993
Equipment for wax
The club has a large double boiler wax melting system which can sit on a domestic gas or electric hob to clean and melt beeswax by steaming it. We use this at our annual candle making session but the equipment is also available for loan. Contact Linda at email@example.com.