First year Beek, had planned on 2 to 3 hives, but caught the fever. Currently at nine hives and a couple of Nucs, thinking I'll "try" to level off for the foreseeable future. :)
Anyway, made a homemade extractor that would probably serve my needs. Also, have the option of borrowing one from my LBC.
That being said, strongly considering buying a small 6 to 9 medium frame radial motorized extractor, since I feel like that's where I'm going to end up eventually anyway.
Any specific knowledge, experience or opinions on models fitting this bill would be greatly appreciated. I think my current lead horses are the Maxant 6 frame model and the Walter Kelley 9 frame model.