I've been thinking about buying a 24/30 frame extractor for myself to make it really easy on myself to extract alot of frames at once. I've started to wonder if I could rent the use of my extractor to other beekeepers whenever I'm not using it. I'm not really looking to make a profit on the purchase so much as i am looking for a away to help make the extractor pay for itself.
So, how are rates usually set? I'm willing to let other beeks use my equipment and extract honey themselves, and I'm also willing to perform the extraction for them. What are typical rates for this kind of service?