Boutelje semi automatic honey looseners are used for loosening manuka/heather/jellybush honey.
They are also used to do the work of an uncapping machine. When used as an uncapping machine there will only be a fraction of the wax to process.
The beekeeper places a frame into the loosener - which triggers a photo eye to start the loosening cycle.
Thousands of spring-loaded plastic needles plunge into the comb, and in combination with an indexing action it will loosen all the cells.
After loosening the comb it is lifted clear of the needles so that it can be removed by hand.
A unique feature of this machine is the stripper plate, which cleans the honey and wax off the needles every time the needles retract. This makes it possible to loosen fresh wax combs which would otherwise break up in the process.
To maximise the loosening we have used a `double bump needle` - it has two bumps at the end of each needle.
"We bought an automatic honey loosener two years ago and have had very few problems and if there are any issues or tweaks that need to be done Peter Boutelje's team are very helpful to talk us through it. The yearly service that they do on the machine gives you peace of mind for the up and coming season. Thank you for the excellent service. "
Matt - Golden Flow Apiaries