Loaner Beekeeping Equipment

BVBeeks has some equipment that belongs to the club that we can loan out.   As of right now (the date/time I am creating this page), the Board of Directors has not come up with an official policy on the details of how the equipment is to be checked out, where it is to be stored long term, etc.   But for now:

  • This equipment is for use by ACTIVE club members.  
  • The equipment is to be returned clean and in the same good working order in which is was checked out.
  • The checked out items should be returned in a timely basis so that other club members can use them.  

 

The equipment we have available for check out is:

  • 4-Frame, hand-crank, tangential extractor (the "Little Wonder" model from Dadant).  This includes the extractor, extractor stand, de-capping tub, de-capping knife, wax "scratcher", heat gun, 5 gal bucket w/ honey gate, & 3 filters.  
    • This is kept at Chris & Dalene Barnes' home.  Please contact them in order to check it out by emailing them at chris@cornerstonehoneybees.com.  We will put  the checkout on the club calendar, so that everyone will know who has it and when it is due to come back.
    • Checking this equipment out requires that you write a check for $50 (payable to BVBeeks) as a "cleanliness deposit".   That is, you are expected to bring it back in clean condition, ready for the next person to use.  If the equipment comes back clean, we hand you your check back (never deposited). 
  • Oxalic Acid Vaporizer (from "Buds Bees").   This is the one that is demonstrated by "The Fat Bee Man" in the youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlARXseuB-M   
    • This is kept at Chris & Dalene Barnes' home.  Please contact them in order to check it out by emailing them at chris@cornerstonehoneybees.com.  We will put  the checkout on the club calendar, so that everyone will know who has it and when it is due to come back.
    • Checking this equipment out requires that you write a check for $50 (payable to BVBeeks) as a "cleanliness deposit".   That is, you are expected to bring it back in clean condition, ready for the next person to use.  If the equipment comes back clean, we hand you your check back (never deposited).