I've read plenty about the warnings and dangers of using used bee equipment because of the possible transfer of AFB and other diseases.
Naturally, I know this applies to boxes, frames, hive tools, etc. etc.
However, the other night at our LBC meeting they were talking about how the club owns a couple of stainless steel extractors and they are available for club members to sign out, use, rinse and return. This got me wondering...Is their any possibility of disease transfer via sharing an extractor?