Equipment

WCBA has a variety of beekeeping equipment available for use by current members who have joined or renewed by March 15 of the current year. Contact the member below for information on how to use/borrow this equipment. Be sure to return equipment clean and in a timely manner so other members may use it!

If you have trouble borrowing equipment, contact the coordinator, Tamara Costa.

Available Equipment

ItemCustodian Area Email
ExtractorBeth HarrisCentral Wake
KnifeBeth HarrisCentral Wake
ExtractorRon NickelsSW Wake
KnifeRon NickelsSW Wake
ExtractorSteve HildebrandNE Raleigh
Uncapping tankSteve HildebrandNE Raleigh
KnifeSteve HildebrandNE Raleigh
ExtractorPeter KopcinskiNorth Wake
KnifePeter KopcinskiNorth Wake
1 – Frame Observation HiveBen CrawleySW Wake
Teaching FramesKen CobbNorth Wake
2 Life Cycle PostersKen CobbNorth Wake
Bee Vac (no power source)Peter KopcinskiNorth Wake
Training PostersMike ChildersNE Wake
Club BannerSusan BentonEast Wake
Metal WCBA SignKim Rossi
1-Frame Observation HiveKim Rossi
2 Laminated PostersKim Rossi
1-Frame Observation HiveRick Bordeaux North Wake

Cleaning Knives
Clean knives with a damp but not wet cloth. Knives clean best when warm, not hot. Wipe with a soft cloth when still warm and wax will come right off. Never immerse in water and NEVER any soap

Cleaning Extractors