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    Looking at buying a new extractor this year. Nothing fancy as I only have 5 hives but looking for something of good quality for a reasonable price. Any experience on suppliers and products would be welcome.
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    I've got a 9-frame Saf Natura motorised and am very pleased with it. Good value and well made.
    5 hives is - in my lazy view - well over what I'd want to extract manually. In a good year you might end up with ~150 frames. The novelty soon wears off.
    I bought mine from Bee Equipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatshark View Post
    I've got a 9-frame Saf Natura motorised and am very pleased with it. Good value and well made.
    5 hives is - in my lazy view - well over what I'd want to extract manually. In a good year you might end up with ~150 frames. The novelty soon wears off.
    I bought mine from Bee Equipped.
    Looks great but out of my price range I'm afraid. It will have to be a manual but after a good quality one.

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    I have a Giordan where I fitted my own drill here:-

    http://www.thebeebusiness.co.uk/range_extractors.php

    Works well.

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    It might be worth holding on a little. Thrones have sale coming up and it is a fair bet that Mann Lake will be having one shortly, bearing in mind their current circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvbee View Post
    Looks great but out of my price range I'm afraid. It will have to be a manual but after a good quality one.
    I bought one of these this year..http://tinyurl.com/hccpaep

    half price, used twice ebay. It takes Lang jumbos so good for anything. Easy to use: I extracted 1 Lang super and 2 Nat brood boxes in June: found it all very easy although manual..(but then I do lots of yoga/keep fit .. but if I as an OAP can use it..


    The 50kg settling tank is very useful.. makes extraction less of a chore..

    It's nicely built. I place on cardboard in the floor - easy to operate and if balanced does not move around.. I#d happily extract all my 20 supers in a pm.. if we get a summer, I may have to..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvbee View Post
    Looks great but out of my price range I'm afraid. It will have to be a manual but after a good quality one.
    Thornes sale coming up
    I bought mine at a sale day a good few years ago and its still going strong
    They might not have any but if they do then they go very quickly

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    Cheers for the advice everyone. Think I'll hold out for the Thorne sale and see what's available. In the mean time if anyone sees a bargin I'd be keen to hear about it.

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    Latest is Mann lake's website is closed for new orders.
    Have they closed down completely?

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    They are reopening as bee equipment Ltd. There Facebook page has been changed to that and they are setting up an online store atm.

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