Hire our extraction room
Our food-grade extraction room is available for members to hire from 1st December to 30th April. It holds a current NP1 certificate (certified by an independent verifier) confirming it complies with the Food Act 2014 as a certified premise to extract and jar honey.
Half Day Hire (4 hours maximum) $70, or
Full Day Hire (8 hours maximum) $120
If you wish to purchase glass jars please contact Prakash for purchase and collection. Please contact him directly to arrange: 021 260 3875.
Lowering costs for smaller extraction runs
For those who only have a small quantity of frames to extract, contact the Extraction Manager to go into a group extraction where you can join one or more other people for an extraction run. This makes it more cost-effective and shares the load for cleaning at the end of processing.
2-bucket extraction option: Using this 2-bucket extraction method at home if you don’t have plans to make a fortune selling your precious honey.
Commercial extraction operator option: Taking your box/es of honey to a commercial extraction operator (typically around $23 per box). Boring but easy. And you’ll miss out on all the fun of having a hot sticky hour or two extracting your own liquid gold in the company of friends.
How to book
Please contact Peter Ludlam by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 027 233 3232 or Jan Ludlam: 027 480 7968 with the following information:
Payment details will be provided once your booking has been accepted.
Once you’ve booked
Once we receive payment confirmation, the Extraction Room Manager Pete Ludlam will call and give you the location and your unique code to our lockbox, so you can access the extraction room key and clubroom front door. Note: The portaloo is accessed from our apiary garden.
Your legal requirements
If you sell, donate or barter honey the law requires you must:
Extract and jar in a certified premise
Be trained as a safe food handler before you extract
Fill out a Harvest Declaration form
Test for Tutin if removing honey from your hives between 1st January and 31st July
Guidelines for use
What our club provides:
What you provide:
In case of emergency
We have an EpiPen onsite in the first aid box beside the internal door leading out to our apiary. This is for extreme reactions only. If you use the Epipen you must call 111 and be taken to hospital. You must also advise us for our health and safety records plus we will replace it.