Re: Custom Extracting/Renting An Extractor
Custom extracting is your best bet. That way you don't have to rely on someone else using and not abusing your equipment. Extracting for others at a per pound rate is common.
I think you should set up a honey house that would be set up so people can deliver their honey, weigh it in and then weigh the empty supers to know how much honey you extracted. Then fill buckets for them to take home. You should provide the buckets. Quality control.
You should also run things at a profitable rate. Treat it like a business. Otherwise you'll run out of good will when too many people come around. And you will weed out the ones that don't really want to pay for the service.
X cents per pound and you keep the wax.
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