Boutelje semi automatic honey looseners are widely 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 loosens all the cells.
After loosening, the comb it is automatically lifted and removed by hand.
A unique feature of this machine is the stripper plate, (developed by Boutelje Products in 2004) 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.
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"I have been in the honey industry for 7 years now and started my company called Ngabush honey Co ltd , I worked in the Moerewa freezing works for 30 years in the rendering plant ,and so I am very familiar with machinery, and I am quite adamant of getting the right machinery to do the right job the first time, So I searched the internet and came across Peter Boutelje products. I have watched the business grow over the years. I have purchased a semi Auto Pricker and a 24 frame extractor which is an excellent machine, you will not be disappointed.They have a high standard of Tig welding which is something to admire. "