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Offline jelder

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plastic extractors
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:23:03 AM »
hey all.

i am looking to try and buy a plastic extractor, the ones i have seen look like they work well and as i only have two hives currently i thought that this would be a good starting point.  had a quick look online but could not find an aussie supplier

cheers
jon
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Offline bailey

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Re: plastic extractors
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 12:24:41 AM »
If your going to grow I would go with a real extractor.  The plastic doesn't have a good reputation.
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Re: plastic extractors
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 01:54:05 AM »
Have a look at Hornsby Beekeeping supplies - they have a wide range of extractors.  I have used a plastic extractor for many years and have had no problems. Makes it a lot easier if it can be motorised.

www.hornsby-beekeeping.com

Offline squidink

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Re: plastic extractors
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 04:01:24 AM »
Is there anyone you could borrow one from that's close by?

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Re: plastic extractors
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 06:08:02 AM »
Have you checked with your local club. We have 2 extractors that we loan out for $10 a day. We also have a guy who will do the extraction and charges per super. That is how I did my first extraction and after that I decided to put the money into a good 18 frame motorized extractor. With 12 honey producing hives, I am glad I did.
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Offline kanga

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Re: plastic extractors
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 06:46:17 AM »
Jon

The below link is for quality beekeeping supplies in Brisbane.
http://www.qualitybeekeepingsupplies.com.au/index.php/catalogue-2/28-extractors/hand-operated

There is another supplier in Brisbane but a lot more expensive.

Kevin

Offline prestonpaul

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Re: plastic extractors
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 07:13:10 AM »
I have a friend that has an old 2 frame pender bros extractor she wants to get rid of. It's in Victoria but I would be happy to hang on to it for you if you plan to come to the mainland in the future.
PM me if you want more info.

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Re: plastic extractors
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 07:51:23 PM »
thanks preston but not looking to come over the pond any time soon.  thanks to everyone who replied.  a local business hires one out for 11 dollars a day so i wil go with then oin the short term.
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Offline west end apiary

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Re: plastic extractors
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 09:45:31 AM »
I got one o fthe two frame plastic extractors from Quality beekeeping supplies and think it works pretty well, I think it goes pretty well, but now that I am up to about 12 hives I am considering upgrading to a bigger one,
Nick