Ok, so I did not buy American
, but for 2 hives (with possibly a few more next year) this seemed like the best option for me:https://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35_72&products_id=355
The best part is the English translation on the back of the little booklet that came with it. It tells me that it is "made of poisonless plastics", which sounds good to me.
Here is a direct quote: "Some main components and easily worn parts of the device can he simply replaced." Typing "he" in place of "be" is no big deal, but it goes on to say: "This gets rld of the former state of the things that when some spare part of the extractor is broken the whole device has to be abandoned." Perfectly understandable, but you have to feel bad for all the abandoned extractors out there. Makes me want to leave a little honey out for them.
Anyway, it works great so far.