Templeton-Stade Honey & Wax Press

Templeton-Stade Honey & Wax Press

Alex T.
Description
Updated version of beekeeping press used for: 1) press-extraction of honey from honey comb; 2) hot-water & pressure rendering of wax from pressed-comb wax. Further notes: -- The press is intended to be used at an incline, i.e. back (crank) end elevated to allow natural drainage of honey & wax/water out front. -- A sturdy pressing sack holding honey comb must be used. -- A heavy grade of fine poly/cotton/linen fabric must be used for hot-water rendering of wax. -- Keeping the pressing room warm (35C/95°F) is essential to keep honey flowing. -- A bulldog/A-frame 1000-lbf. jack is used, disassembled, stripped, relubed with food-safe beeswax/mineral-oil (and kept coated externally with same). -- It is inadvisable to use wood glues or epoxies in construction. All glues will fail during washing-up or hot-water application. -- Food-grade stainless hardware only! Types 18/8 or 316 advisable. Zinc-plated or mild steel will corrode and taint your honey. -- Prototype built of red oak and waterproof marine-grade plywood. -- Food-grade plastic mesh on the piston and platen grid facings may be beneficially used. Refer to youtube video Pressing Honey with the Templeton Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnu0UGxnJWA to see press in action. #beekeeping #honey #honey_press #Stade #Templeton #TempletonStade #wax_press
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