Due to present coronavirus concerns, we will be having our classes presented virtually until further notice.
The BCBA owns an extractor and your membership to BCBA allows you to rent it! There is a $15 deposit for as much as three days of use. Equipment must be returned clean, dry, and in good condition. If not you may be asked to pay an additional fee and/or be prohibited from renting in the future. BCBA does it's best to accommodate everyone's schedule but this is a busy time of year for the equipment. Please keep in mind that you can pull the honey from your hive and wait to extract if it's not possible to get the extractor on the exact day you request. Pull the honey from your hive like you normally would then store the super or frames in a clean, air-tight container (a big storage bin works well). Bring the stored bin inside and store in your laundry room or somewhere cool and away from mice, ants, or other bugs that would love to get at it. Your honey will be fine in this state until the extractor makes it's way to your home.
A HUGE thank you to member Steve Briegel who stores and helps BCBA with this extractor--be sure to thank him yourself upon pick-up/drop-off.
This new MAXANT extractor can extract 6 mediums/shallows radially and 3 deeps/medium-shallows tangentially. It also has a motor to make extracting even faster.
You will need to pick-up/drop-off the extractor in Furlong, PA. Further details will be shared via email once your registration is complete. This machine is 18.5" in diameter, and 24.5" in height, the stainless steel spinner should fit in most cars.
Included with rental of the extractor:
hot uncapping knife
plastic uncapping tank
5-gallon pail with honey gate and filters
A HUGE thank you to member Ed O'Toole who stores and helps BCBA with this extractor--be sure to thank him yourself upon pick-up/drop-off.
This classic extractor can is tangential and has a hand crank for easy operation.
You will need to pick-up/drop-off the extractor in Newtown, PA. Further details will be shared via email once your registration is complete.
If you ever wanted to learn how to get started in beekeeping, join us for this short introduction!
This 90-minute class will cover the BASICS of getting started--where to place your hive, the equipment you need, and ordering your bees. This course DOES NOT cover anything beyond your setup. For more information we recommend you attend our General Meetings or take our 8-Month Beginner Beekeeping Course.
What is the cost?
This event is free.
Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. This event is open to all ages!
Please email Bucks County Beekeepers Association at email@example.com.
Do I need to register?
Yes, please register! This event is free, but a link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed in advance of the meeting. There will not be a public link published on the website. If for some reason you can't attend on the day of the event, this is not a problem.
October General Meeting
General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.
Links are not posted publicly for meeting safety precautions.
Meeting link will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.
Non-members are always welcome! Please either register in advance or send an email asking for a link.
The Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting beekeeping in the local community through education and resource sharing.
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