Honey stored in 20 litre buckets can be easily decrystallised.
Second only to the honey extractor, this will be the most useful item of equipment in the honey shed. It works equally well for bottling honey and purifying wax.
Temperature controlled to gently warm honey at hive temperature, or increase the temperature to melt and purify wax cappings. Crystallised honey is no longer an issue.
Features include heavy gauge stainless steel, water-jacketed tank, visual glass gauge showing height of water in water jacket, chromalox heating element, temperature gauge, stainless steel no drip valve.
The Model 600-2 unit has a 90 kg capacity, and measures 44 cm diameter x 61 cm high. Special order units with capacities of 135, 225, 450, 900, or 1800 kg are also available.
Generally, we don’t keep large items of equipment in stock. Please contact us if you’d like to order one of these units and allow approximately 12 weeks for delivery.
Honey is pure raw energy, produced from hundreds of thousands of flowers and tens of thousands of bees.
In this course, we'll suit up, collect honey frames and bring them into the shed for extraction. We'll go through uncapping, spinning, and filtering of the honey and explain the steps involved in rendering beeswax to produce exquisite hand made candles. We'll demonstrate how to do a health inspection and prepare your hives for winter. Finish with a tasting of honey and mead.
The course is ideal for anyone just starting in beekeeping or wanting to gain more experience and confidence looking after these fascinating creatures. Suitable for adults and older age children. Covers Langstroth, Warre, Top Bar and Flow Hives. It's not necessary to have previously taken the Art & Science of Beekeeping Course.
Starts at 9:00 and finishes at 3:00. Morning tea and lunch are included. We'll do the beekeeping in the morning when it's cooler.