WBK has in recent years purchased a wide range of equipment for members..  The funds for this have come from member donations and grants received. 

The equipment falls into broadly two groups.


Equipment for Hire

This is equipment that is hired out to members for their own personal use.  There is a small hire fee to cover maintenance and upkeep of the equipment and a deposit for members of £10 and for non members of £500.  If you wish to hire any equipment please contact the relevant person directly and bring the completed hire form with you.

ItemContact for HireCost Per Day
Bee Hoover**Michael Main, weybridgebees.swarm@gmail.com£0
Extractor 1, tangential, manual, X super framesanne_r_miller@hotmail.com £5
Settling tank anne_r_miller@hotmail.com £2
Extractor 2, tangential, manual, X super frames roballen82@virginmedia.com £5
Steam Wax Extractor per use, max 1 week.weybridgebees.swarm@gmail.com £0
4kg Gas Tank with regulator (for above) per useweybridgebees.swarm@gmail.com £3
Oxalic Acid Sublimatorweybridgebees.swarm@gmail.com £5
Honey Grading GlassesGeoff and Marion Cooper coopergm56@btinternet.comFree

** The Bee Hoover is available to members free of charge. However training on it is required this will take ten minutes or so.

Division Equipment

This is either for use at division organized events, or use by individual members when they need to make presentations at schools and other societies.  To hire the equipment please email the Chairman Andrew Halstead on: weybridgebees.chair@gmail.com or in case of no reply the WBK secretary on weybridgebees.sec@gmail.com

They will be able to confirm permission to use the equipment and advise who is storing it along with contact details so you can arrange for collection.

  • Microscopes x 2
  • Gazebo
  • Tables 75cm sq x 3
  • Table display boards x 2 sets of three can be combined to one standing unit
  • 3D verticular posters