Equipment Hire

As a member of The Sydney Bee Club, you can borrow (hire) the below equipment for free (with a refundable $200 cash only deposit). The hire period is 4 days. A fine of $10 per day will apply for late returns.

To arrange to borrow the club gear contact the urban beehive on but first check the calendar below to pick a date that is available

Below is the list of current bookings there are two extractor kits and one honey press available.


HONEY PRESS – fantastic for use with any honeycomb harvested from a top bar hive Deposit:$200 Cost: Free to members, $50 to non-members


MANUAL EXTRACTOR, HOT KNIFE and SCRAPER – perfect for use with Langstroth frames. Deposit: $200 Cost: Free to members, $50 for non-members

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BEES WAX PROCESSOR- just the thing for refining your cappings and crushed comb Deposit:$200 Cost: Free to members, $100 for non-members


WIRING BOARD and WIRE EMBEDDER – just the thing for re-wiring your langstroth frames Deposit:$50 Cost: Free to members, $25 to non-members

Thank you to The Urban Beehive for facilitating the bookings, pick up and drop off of the extractors, wax processors and wiring boards. The Sydney Bee Club is very fortunate to have a shop that is able to do this for us as we would otherwise have much more limited hours that this equipment was available to be picked up/dropped off and transactions made. The Urban Beehive is located at:  Unit 21 19 McCauley Street Matraville 2036.  They also have beekeeping items for sale at very competitive prices.