Honey Warmer & Beeswax Melter

£ 148.00
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Honey Warmer & Beeswax Melter.
This really is an invaluable and versatile piece of equipment, a must have for every beekeeper.
It will get used more often than a honey extractor for many different jobs throughout the year.
  • Gently separate and extract honey from wild honeycomb and cappings.
  • Gently liquefy set honey in containers as large as a 30lb bucket ready for bottling.
  • Clarify bottled honey to delay granulation in the jar.
  • Safely extract and purify beeswax from cappings or old comb.
  • Pasteurise home bottled fruit, juice and vegetables.
  • Use as a brew kettle for making mead or beer.
  • It can also be used for many other cooking methods.
 
The 28 litre capacity, 35cm diameter tank is acid proof enamelled and fitted with a drainage tap. A separate grill insert is also included to maintain water circulation around containers. The 1800W heating element is concealed in the base so there is no contact between the element and the contents of the tank. The temperature can be accurately controlled between 30°C - 100°C on the thermostat dial.
 
An optional Steamer & Juice Extractor can be added. This is really useful for the home wine maker and fruit preserver. It is designed to sit on the warmer with the lid on top. A large basket holds the fruit or vegetables. Steaming fruit will extract the juice into the 7 litre container where it can be tapped directly into bottles. This makes extracting juice easy from every sort of soft or hard fruit from elderberries to sloes, crab apples to quince, vegetables too - no need to remove stalks, pips or stones, no need to strain. Perfect for making jellies and adding sugar to the fruit will make home made cordials too.
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The Honey Warmer & Beeswax Melter really is an invaluable and versatile piece of equipment, a must have for every beekeeper.
It will get used more often than a honey extractor for many different jobs throughout the year.
  • The 1800W heating element is concealed in the base so there is no contact between the element and the contents of the tank.
  • The temperature can be accurately controlled between 30°C - 100°C on the thermostat dial.
  • A separate grill base is included to maintain water circulation around containers.
  • The 28 litre capacity, 35cm diameter tank is acid proof enamelled and fitted with a drainage tap.
Warning: Honey should never be directly heated because it can quickly start to burn and spoil at high temperatures.
That is the value of this machine - honey in containers (from little jars to 30lb buckets) can be gently warmed from every direction by the indirect heat of the surrounding water.
Separate and extract honey and beeswax from honey crystallised in the comb or from wild honeycomb.
  1. break up the comb as much as you can to fill 30lb buckets​ - seal the buckets with lids
  2. place the grill base in the machine
  3. place the bucket on the grill base
  4. fill the machine with water to the depth of the bucket and put the lid on the machine
  5. start with the thermostat at 40°C for 8-12 hours - this depends on ambient temperature and the honey so experiment to suit your conditions
  6. giving it a periodic mash and stir - this will help speed it up
  7. the honey will liquefy, lose viscosity and sink to bottom
  8. the wax will soften but not melt and will rise to form a layer of sticky wax porridge on top
  9. allow to settle and cool before skimming the porridge and process this as for cappings detailed below
  10. strain the honey
Honey that has crystallised in containers can be melted in the same way as 2-5 above.
For example:
  • honey that has been previously harvested and stored in buckets for bottling at a later date
  • honey that has crystallised in the jar
Warning: Beeswax should never be directly heated because it can vaporise and combust at high temperatures.
That is the value of this machine - beeswax can be safely melted in water at a controlled temperature.
 
Melt and purify beeswax from cappings and comb
  1. put enough water in the machine so the water level is above the drainage tap
  2. put the cappings in the water and stir
  3. start with the thermostat at 70°C - this depends on ambient temperature so experiment to suit your conditions - note that the melting point of beeswax is 63°C
  4. do not increase the temperature so the water boils under the wax - this is dangerous
  5. after melting allow to cool
  6. the solid wax disc will have shrunk so it can be removed
  7. any insoluble impurities will either have sunk to the bottom of the tank or formed a layer on the underside of the wax
  8. this layer can be scraped off with a hive tool
  9. any honey in the cappings will have dissolved in the water so this can be drunk, fed back to the bees or brewed into mead or beer
We hope that our advice is useful but this cannot be a definitive instructional guide - users are responsible for their own health and safety risk assessments.
Packing & delivery charges for most U.K. postcodes will be £4.00 + VAT for small (less than 400mm x 50mm) post box packets or £8.00 + VAT for parcels or free for orders over £90.00. Delivery usually 3-5 working days, assembled bee hives might take a day or two longer. See Terms & Conditions of Sale & Delivery for full details.
Prices include applicable VAT at 20%.
Quantity Discount - 10% off for 6 or more of an item applied in checkout.
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