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?
this or something of this caliber RDY-B
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.
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.
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
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.
Rohe Bee Ranch "Free Range Bees"