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  1. #1
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    Default Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    I am a small-time bee keeper compared to some of you folks on the forum, and not looking for anything large. However, time is upon me and I have not been able to locate an extractor and now will need to buy new....

    Does anyone have any experience with this company and their extractor?

    http://www.kinghoney.com/ProductDeta...toblast+H-1000

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    I've done a lot of research on extractors. Everyone I talk to who started out with a handcrank regretted it . I spent a little more and got a motorized Maxant 3100p. Love it!!!

    www.maxantindustries.com/extractors.html
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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Would you like an honest opinion from a manufacturing stand point on that Chinese built extractor?
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    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    An honest opinion, yes, please! Aside from the fact that it is made in china (which I hate also). Despite my best efforts at finding a quality unit in my price range, I am down to the wire time-wise and this seems to be all i can find.

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    I would. But I suspect I know which way you lean. And I'm sure you have reasons.

    One thing one should always keep in mind. Some times quality costs, but most time it pays. Buy a good extractor from a company that stands behind their product and services customers respectfully. Such as Maxant.

    This is an unsolicited and unpaid endorsement from a satisfied customer.
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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    This is an unsolicited and unpaid endorsement from a satisfied customer.
    Ditto!
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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    I figure I mine as well pile on. Buy something made in the USA. I love my Maxant extractor. You cant go wrong.

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Ok. I guess I will swing for the bleachers and go with the maxant 3100h. Anyone know what their lead times are like?

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    In stock at the moment.
    Give us a call, and I will give you a better "beesource" price than the listed retail.
    I would hate to see you have to buy a extractor twice, mine or not.
    Options to compare mine against that are USA made would be Dadant, and WT Kelley.
    Jake
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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    You have made a great choice. If you call them in the morning. I bet its on a UPS truck tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    I bought the 3100h (handcrank) last year from Jake. I don't regrete buying it a bit.

    Hey Jake do you give beesource members a better price on the power conversion kit?.....The wife says she doesn't want to turn the crank anymore!
    "Can't never did do nothin'" Grandma Heltsley

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Sure thing. I will knock off .01 cents for you!
    Let me know when your ready and I will take care of you.
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apple Farmer View Post
    The wife says she doesn't want to turn the crank anymore!
    Some would suggest requeening. But conversion to power is probably the right choice.
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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irvin cooper View Post
    I am a small-time bee keeper compared to some of you folks on the forum, and not looking for anything large. However, time is upon me and I have not been able to locate an extractor and now will need to buy new....

    Does anyone have any experience with this company and their extractor?

    http://www.kinghoney.com/ProductDeta...toblast+H-1000

    Thanks.
    NO but I bought a MAXANT 3100P in 1983 from Bill Maxant and in as Sill Runing I need NO parts but I Can sill get them if I need to about 40mi down Rt.2 East
    Just my $0.02


    BEE HAPPY Jim 134

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Some would suggest requeening. But conversion to power is probably the right choice.
    sqkcrk, I shouldn't have read your post with the "queen" looking over my shoulder. Started laughing. Now I think I'm going to have a bruise.
    "Can't never did do nothin'" Grandma Heltsley

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    Sure thing. I will knock off .01 cents for you!
    Let me know when your ready and I will take care of you.
    Thanks Jake, My BOSS says "we're" going to get the power...no if ands or buts about it.
    I think I should have got it right away because now I regrete it. I think it built up her arm strength!
    See post #15
    "Can't never did do nothin'" Grandma Heltsley

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Thanks Jake. I will give you a call tomorrow morning. Appreciate all of the help and honest feedback.

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apple Farmer View Post
    Hey Jake do you give beesource members a better price on the power conversion kit?.....
    with jakes .01 cent discount and Jim134's .02 cents worth you're up to .03 cents off on that power conversion.... keep up the questions and you might see .05 by next season.....
    Honeydew

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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Just my .03 cents, but you may be onto something now.
    .06 cents off now.
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    Default Re: Any references or opinions on the King honey extractor?

    Oh heck, I'll kick in a another nickel myself mostly because I like the idea of re-queening.

    Seriously, you've made a great choice.

    OK....back to re-queening!
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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