Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction and Rental

Updated January 2024

We may be offering extraction this summer, please reach out for current availability. Even if we don't have time to do it for you, we will be renting out the equipment. 

We love extraction! We hope to give many small backyard beekeepers the experience of extracting and have a great experience.

We extract two ways:
1. You rent an extractor and all the tools to extract and do it yourself.
2. You give us your frames and we extract them for you, returning them extracted and clean.

We have all the equipment and do our best to train you so you have a great experience. First of all, decide what works best for you. We have options on extractors. We have a 4 frame hand crank (think of it like a bicycle, you crank it up and then let it coast then crank it up again.) We’re surprised how well it works. OR there’s the cream of the crop, the power/electrical extractor. This is a Maxant 9 frame medium or 3 frame deep tangential extractor. We love the fined tuned variable speed control that doesn’t blow out your frames and has the quick power needed to really clean the frames well. Although you can put 9 medium frames in and do it radially, we prefer to do 3 at a time and it turns out BEAUTIFULLY. Plus, even with 2 people, you can uncap almost as fast as this can extract.

maxant 9 frame

POWER -48 hour rental
$75 + deposit check held ($1000)

-Maxant 9 Power Extractor
-Scratching tool
-Heated Electric Uncapping knife
-5 Gallon bucket and strainer with honey gate
uncapping tank, strainer, stand and spatula/scraping devices

4 Frame Hand Crank

HAND CRANK 48 hour rental
$40 + deposit check held-($500)
Dadant 4 Frame Hand Extractor
Scratching tool
Heated Electric Uncapping knife
5# bucket and strainer with honey gate
Uncapping tank
Stand and spatula/scraping devices


*Deposit check required for cleaning and damage if needed. You pick up and return extractor and equipment. If everything looks good, we return check. If there is damage to any equipment, we expect you to order it and ship it at the quickest available method to replace damaged equipment. 
*Pickup is in Inkopm. Tyler works weekly in Salt Lake Valley and can be available to meet up.
*48 hour rental. Longer may be included in price depending on availability and schedule.
If you rent Saturday I’ll throw in Sunday for free or if we don’t have someone renting it the next day. We would rather you take your time on the equipment and not try and push it so you meet a time deadline. 

*We’re doing a little bee nerd study on honey crystallization. Depending on how many frames you extract I’ll ask for a small 1.5 to 4 oz sample of your honey. I’ll include the jar in your tub of goodies that is labeled with your name and the date, please fill it. I’d love to know general area of your hives and what their main source is. I’ll send you photos of comparison to others as well as a refractometer reading in the fall once we’re done processing.

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Frame drop off
$4 Any size frame- Discounts available
Available May-August
Last drop off date September 5th

-Bring your frames in a spare hive box/boxes they were in with plywood top and bottom to keep stickiness to a minimum. Make sure it has a top and bottom and is SEALED. Large plastic storage containers work as well but are not a good use of space and usually gouge and damage your honey on your frames.
-Bring  a 5 gallon (please no tall 6 gallon buckets) for your honey and we will return it to you extracted and strained (basic 400 Micron Filter). Note that it does take time to bottle your honey so if you want it in anything smaller than a 5 gallon bucket will charge.30 cents each to bottle. We prefer to extract into a 5 gallon bucket with gate. We have these available to purchase for $35.
-Bring a container for your strained cappings if you want those back.
-No need to spend forever cleaning the machine and rent all the supplies.
-If you’ve only got a few hives, it’s worth it or if you plan on extracting multiple times, it takes the hassle out of only doing it once.
-Minimum frame drop off is 30 frames.
-We clean everything for you.
-We can accept Credit Cards payments but will charge an additional fee to do so.

Interested? Great!
Please read the Rental Agreement form :SBGH-RentalAgreement


Still have questions? Want to get on the schedule? Call us.

Susie 801-244-6994
Tyler 801-636-2372