Wake County Beekeepers Association

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Equipment

WCBA has a variety of beekeeping equipment available for use by current members who have joined or renewed by March 15 of the current year. Contact the member below for information on how to use/borrow this equipment. Be sure to return equipment clean and in a timely manner so other members may use it!

If you have trouble borrowing equipment, contact the coordinator, Tamara Costa.

Available Equipment

Item Custodian Area Email
Extractor (hand crank) Beth Harris Central Wake beth.snoke.harris@gmail.com
Knife Beth Harris Central Wake beth.snoke.harris@gmail.com
Extractor (hand crank) Ron Nickels SW Wake ronickels@gmail.com
Knife Ron Nickels SW Wake ronickels@gmail.com
Extractor (hand crank) Steve Hildebrand NE Raleigh stevesgotbees@gmail.com
Uncapping tank Steve Hildebrand NE Raleigh stevesgotbees@gmail.com
Knife Steve Hildebrand NE Raleigh stevesgotbees@gmail.com
Extractor (hand crank) Peter Kopcinski North Wake gourd.father@gmail.com
Knife Peter Kopcinski North Wake gourd.father@gmail.com
Extractor (motorized) Selva Ganapathy Western Wake 603-715-2225
1 – Frame Observation Hive Ben Crawley SW Wake ben.mrbuzz@gmail.com
Teaching Frames Ken Cobb North Wake kencobb.pmp@gmail.com
2 Life Cycle Posters Ken Cobb North Wake kencobb.pmp@gmail.com
Bee Vac (no power source) Peter Kopcinski North Wake gourd.father@gmail.com
Training Posters Mike Childers NE Wake jm8004@yahoo.com
Club Banner Susan Benton East Wake sbenton78@earthlink.net
Metal WCBA Sign Kim Rossi
5401rdk@gmail.com
1-Frame Observation Hive Jim Blye

jimblye@gmail.com
2 Laminated Posters Kim Rossi
5401rdk@gmail.com
1-Frame Observation Hive Rick Bordeaux North Wake rickbordeaux@gmail.com

Cleaning Knives
Clean knives with a damp but not wet cloth. Knives clean best when warm, not hot. Wipe with a soft cloth when still warm and wax will come right off. Never immerse in water and NEVER any soap

Cleaning Extractors


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