Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Seattle, Washington State
    Posts
    4,398

    Default Next Step Up.....?

    I am just curious..... if one starts bottling honey with a 5 gallon bottling bucket, what would hte next step up be if they were bottling tons of honey a week?
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    clayton cal.
    Posts
    206

    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDe...76&idCategory=
    this or something of this caliber RDY-B

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Macon, GA USA
    Posts
    966

    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    That is the next logical step. I have a similar bottling tank from Kelley's. But if I were bottling "TONS" of honey every week, I would seriously consider the automatic filler.

    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=415

    This would not only be easier, but it would also prevent those small overfills which would waste a lot of honey when your moving that much product.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Ayer, Massachusetts
    Posts
    773

    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    i would consider one of our tanks. They are built like tanks, with a thicker gauge stainless.
    http://www.maxantindustries.com/bottling.html
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Buda, Texas
    Posts
    922

    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    In my view, "tons" of honey is a lot more than the "next step up" from the amount of honey you bottle with a 5-gallon dispenser. For me, the next step up was a 55-gallon drum (food grade) with a honey gate on it. The drum costs around $25 and the gate added just a little more.
    "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. " John 10:11

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sacramento,California,USA
    Posts
    4,033

    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    5 gallon buckets work well for me. If I needed more, then I guess 55 gal drums would be the order of the day. At least I do have a tractor with front forks so could move the barrels around on pallets. One of those barrels full of golden honey weighs in at 600lbs or more.
    "A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere." - Burt Shavitz (Burt's Buzz)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Madison, Alabama
    Posts
    356

    Default Re: Next Step Up.....?

    Quote Originally Posted by RDY-B View Post
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/ProductDe...76&idCategory=
    this or something of this caliber RDY-B
    That's what I moved up to (from a 5 gallon bucket with a honey gate on it)and it has been perfect for my operation of 30 plus hives.
    Rohe Bee Ranch "Free Range Bees"
    http://www.rohebeeranch.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads