I'm new to this forum and a 1st year beek, I have 2 hives doing very well.
I've been looking at extractors and I'm having trouble making a decision.
The online bee suppliers have a wide assortment as you know. I don't want to spend more than 400.00 on one and it makes sense to get a radial one.
Having never used one ... is it a big deal turning the frames as in the basket style ones and manual cranking or is it pretty much about time savings.
You just can't tell what kind of quality they have from a picture.
I would hate to get some cheaply made unit w/plastic everything.
I saw some that have a separate pan underneath and a strainer between them.
That makes sense to me also, but I sure would like to hear from some of you that have used different types and which is preferred.
any advice what to stay away from?