Beekeeping Equipment Rentals

Members of the Alameda County Beekeepers’ Association  have access to a variety of beekeeping equipment and tools for rent.

Extractors and other equipment are available to rent and use by members only. During time of high demand for the club extractors, especially weekends, consider reserving it in advance. Please return all equipment in clean working order and immediately inform us of any mechanical problems.

Equipment available:

Transformer for embedding wire into wax foundation

6-frame honey extractor

3-frame honey extractor

Candle-making kit

Solar wax melter

Wire embedding transformer

Embeds wire into wax foundation for stronger frames and better extraction.

Call Chuck Zierdt at 510-531-5832 or to reserve.


Dadant model M00401 ranger radial power extractor

  • 6 medium-frame radial or
  • 3 deep-frame tangential
  • Electric motor
  • $20 for 3 days (no deposit)

3 frame tangential extractor with a motor

  • 3 frame (deep or medium)
  • Single-sided extraction good for half-capped frames
  • Electric motor
  • $15 for 3 days (no deposit)

*Each extractor rental includes: uncapping tank, hot knife, scratcher, bucket with gate, sieve, & heater

For more rental information and to reserve equipment call Chuck Zierdt at 510-531-5832 or

** If the club extractors are unavailable, consider contacting other club members who may be willing to share their personal extractors.

ACBA Candle-Making Kit

  • 7 Molds (making 15 candles)
  • Wicking needle (holder attached to box lid)
  • 3 wick spools
  • Mold release, spray can
  • Candle gloss, spray can
  • Bag of sticks and rubber bands
  • Instruction sheets

The kit includes seven molds:

  • Tree
  • Honey pot
  • Skep beehive
  • 4 votives
  • 4 flowers
  • Square pillar
  • Diamond cylinder

The mold-making kit can be picked up at an ACBA meeting or by special arrangement. To reserve it or check availability, contact Dan Wood,

Solar Wax Melter

The perfect answer for melting up those burr combs and cappings. Harness the power of the sun to sustainably melt down your wax.

To reserve the wax melter, email