AABA Equipment Rental
The ability to rent equipment from the club is one of the many benefits of AABA membership -- and a real bargain, too!
To make arrangements to rent one of the AABA extractors, please send an email to email@example.com (preferred) or you may call Chrissy Perry directly at (410) 849-2726.
The rental of the AABA honey extractor will require a $50 deposit in addition to the $10 fee for its use. This change is necessary to ensure that the club's costs are recovered in the event that the extractor needs to be repaired or cleaned at the time of its return. During a recent rental the extractor was returned without the ball bearing that allows the basket to turn. This most likely occurred because the renter disassembled the extractor in order to clean it. The result was that the extractor was inoperable and unavailable for use for several weeks while the problem was diagnosed, the part ordered and the extractor repaired, resulting in inconvenience for members waiting to extract and costs to the club.
PLEASE DO NOT DISASSEMBLE THE EXTRACTOR. It can be cleaned with warm water or cold water under pressure (as from a garden hose with a jet spray).
- Members must be current on their dues in order to rent club equipment
- The electric uncapping knife is included at no additional charge when either of the extractors is rented.
- All equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Currently, AABA owns two honey extractors and an electric uncapping knife that are available to rent.
Mann-Lake HH-190 Extractor
Deluxe 6/3 frame hand crank extractor.
This is a side crank unit with a brake. It is nicely geared to reduce cranking effort. The stand places the honey gate high enough for the honey pail. The stand may require additional weight to keep it stable. The unit with the legs attached is four feet tall, floor to top of the crank assembly. The operating instructions are attached to the unit.
Bucket Extractor - L10 Two Frame Honey Extractor and Cappings Dryer
Extracts 2 deep or medium frames tangentially.
There are two impressions of this unit. It is either very easy to use or very difficult. This is a top crank unit. It is light and easy to transport. It will require bracing for stability and elevation for draining.
Electric Uncapping Knife
This knife provides an adjustable heat control and makes uncapping an easy process.