The OBA maintains a small amount of beekeeping equipment for members to borrow. It is currently stored centrally by Nathan Allan. You can contact him at vicepresident@olympiabeekeepers.org to confirm what equipment is currently available and make arrangements to pick up what you need.

Note: We require you be a current OBA member to borrow association equipment, and will verify your membership before pick up is arranged.

Current equipment list

  • (3) Extractors
    • Dadant Electric 6 frame radial without stand, stainless steel with plastic gate valve. 18″ diameter.
    • Manual tangential 4 frame without stand, missing hinges, stainless steel, metal gate valve. 18″ diameter.
    • Manual tangential 2-4 frame without stand, missing hinges, stainless steel, metal gate valve. 14″ diameter.
  • (2) Electric uncapping knives
  • (1) Non-electric uncapping knife
  • Uncapping trays: (Plastic) 2 with plastic gate valves
  • (1) 5-gallon bucket with plastic gate valve
  • (2) Plastic Strainers: #1 fine mesh (ripped screen), #2 course mesh
  • (1) Honeycomb hand scrapper
  • (1) Canopy
  • (2) Observation Hives