Reserve Honey House

Welcome to the Honey House Reservation page.

PCBA Has a New Honey House!

PCBA members may rent out the Honey House for $25. Please use the Reservation Calendar below.

Your honey bees have done their job and now its time to extract your honey. The PCBA Honey House is set up to make the extraction of your honey harvest easy.

Extractor

Need to warm your honey before extracting?

Check this out:  http://www.michiganbees.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Bucket-Heater_20100726.pdf

Or, this:  A New Twist on Warming Honey by John Thomas

Map & Directions to the PCBA Honey House — Click Here

This 14′ x 19′ building located on the WSU campus (across the street from where we have our monthly meetings) has hot water and electricity. Formerly used as the WSU Milk House, we now use it to extract honey from club member hives.

Gaining access and using the Honey House couldn’t be easier.  The mechanical extractor was a major step up from the hand cranked one we used in the past.– Vivian Peng
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Supplies included in rental:

Included in the $25 rental cost: netted strainers to catch wax and bee parts, Nitrile gloves to keep your hands (and honey) clean, the decapping sink, an electric decapping knife, and a heat gun that can be used on new comb — much less mess and no bucket of cappings to deal with!

Our 18 frame motorized extractor is easy to operate and will get the job done fast. We also have tools to scrape down the sides of the extractor so you will get ALL of your honey.

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What to bring:

Here are the things that you will need to bring:

  1. A minimum of two food grade buckets (4 or 5 gallon size) with lids for your honey (available at Home Depot or Lowes) and one bucket for your “cap-wax” honey.
  2. Some hand towels for clean up.
  3. Consider purchasing a bucket with a honey spigot if you want to make the bottling process easier at home. You can also bottle your honey at the Honey House if you bring your own bottles.

Clean up:

After you are done extracting, it will be your responsibility to make sure the Honey House is left as clean as you found it. Clean up includes:

  • Wipe down all surfaces with honey drips (including the floor)
  • Clean out of the decapping sink and buckets used
  • Clean the extractor with hot water (NO Soap please, just HOT water)
  • Sweep the floor of any dirt or debris (usually wax)
  • Clean up any utensils or tools used and put them back in their proper place (electric decapping knife, capping scratcher, etc.)
  • Make sure the lights are out and the door is locked when you leave
  • Replace the Honey House Key back in the lock box that you found it (Do NOT take it home accidentally)

If you would like to rent the small PCBA hand crank extractor to take home instead (not the Honey House), please contact John Thomas at honeyhouse@pcbeekeepers.org.


Reservations:

Make your reservations for the Honey House using the calendar below.

  • Pick your date. When you select a date, the pop-up will tell you available times.
  • Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of your extracting date.
  • Choose your time slots — please choose a minimum of TWO back-to-back time slots. You may add additional blocks of time up to four hour-long sessions. Generally, it takes about 2-4 hours to process 20-30 frames of honey, including clean up time.
  • Input your contact information.
  • Click the “Reserve and Pay” button to complete your reservation and pay via credit card or PayPal.
  • You will receive a confirmation email.
  • You will be contacted by the Honey House Coordinator John Thomas to get access information and the code for the Honey House Key Box.
  • For booking problems, please contact HH Coordinator John Thomas at honeyhouse@pcbeekeepers.org or our Webmaster at webmaster@pcbeekeepers.org.

 

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