Wokingham and District Beekeepers Association

Loan Equipment
Radial Extractors and Pratley Tray
The Association has a large Radial Extractor and a smaller Redial Extractor available for members to hire and also one Pratley Tray.

Hire Fees
The hire charge is £7.50 for an Extractor and £2.50 for the Pratley Tray for up to a week.
There is a £10 deposit per item that will be returned if the items come back clean and undamaged.

If the extractor is kept for longer than a week AND is not available for the next hirer at the agreed time another week’s hire fee may be due.

The hirer is responsible the repair or replacement if the equipment is returned in a damaged condition.

Arranging hire
Please contact Evan Reynolds on 07870 69 03 79 or evan71mojo@aol.com to check availability and to book the equipment.

We hope you understand that the Association’s Apiary has priority use of the large extractor. This means the IF you have booked the large extractor and the association subsequently needs the extractor for the same time as your booking, we will have to rearrange your booking dates to fit around the Association’s needs.

(NOTE: We cannot yet say when this year’s Association extraction day will be as this depends on the bees and the weather. However 2017’s Association extraction day was Sunday 20 August and the extractor was clean and ready for the next hirer at the end of the day.)

Collection
The large extractor will normally be collected from the Association Apiary on an inspection day, see the appropriate page on the website for the timetable of inspection dates. You will need a large hatchback or estate car to transport the large Extractor.

Collection of the smaller extractor is normally from the previous hirer and arranged with the previous hirer at a mutually convenient time and date – keeping the association (that is Evan) informed.

Association Microscope
There is a microscope available to hire, free of charge, to members.

Please contact Nigel Perkins at
nigelsperkins@googlemail.com to check availability and to book its use.

PLEASE NOTE A BASIC LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO US A MICROSCOPE IS REQUIRED TO HIRE THIS ITEM

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Pratley Tray in use.