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We are off to Europe in Nov. for our 25th. I noticed that a company there has a very reasonable solar wax extractor. Are they any good here, as we are not known for a great deal of solar activity??

Either to buy and use or buy and sell to fuel my obsession?
 

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We are off to Europe in Nov. for our 25th. I noticed that a company there has a very reasonable solar wax extractor. Are they any good here, as we are not known for a great deal of solar activity??

Either to buy and use or buy and sell to fuel my obsession?
I wouldn`t bother bringing it back to Devon, lol.
Take your old frames with you and use it while your on holiday.

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I wouldn`t bother bringing it back to Devon, lol.
Take your old frames with you and use it while your on holiday.

Darren.
Hah! In November I don't think I'll have great success!
 

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There`s a reason all the hills down this way are covered in wind turbines and not solar panels :nature-smiley-12:
 

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where have you been this year!!!??? glourious sunny weather sweating buckets in the parlour today, so bad the farmers wife keeps bringing me out glasses of water!
I`ve been ringing around to see if anyone wants to come round with a forager and pick up the grass that I haven`t been able to use for hay, lol.
To be fair we had a lovely June, it`s just that it was so lovely that the grass didn`t grow, so I couldn`t make any hay then either :)

Darren.
 

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I go over to europe once a year to one or two bee equipment suppliers in october time we have a family four day weekend and a nice break and dad gets to fill the caravan/car up with stupid bee stuff to bring home.

Normal i can save 1/3 off the english price depending on the exchange rate and the size of order i put in
 

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We are off to Europe in Nov. for our 25th. I noticed that a company there has a very reasonable solar wax extractor. Are they any good here, as we are not known for a great deal of solar activity??

Either to buy and use or buy and sell to fuel my obsession?
I made my own using an old brood box, a double sheet of glass, some galvanised sheet steel, polystyrene and silver foil. Cost a few pounds instead of the hundreds buying one from suppliers
It works when the sun is hot- over about 25 degrees C- we've had quite a few days like that this year.
 

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I go over to europe once a year to one or two bee equipment suppliers in october time we have a family four day weekend and a nice break and dad gets to fill the caravan/car up with stupid bee stuff to bring home.

Normal i can save 1/3 off the english price depending on the exchange rate and the size of order i put in
who what where when??? interested to know where some of these places are. also taking some time off in october, if there is somewhere i can go and save money on gear then I am seriously interested!
 

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