Advice wanted on honey/wax handling equipment
I'd like to know what options there are for commercial honey/wax handling. I'm slowly growing my want to be commercial operation, which should be ~30/50 hives in the spring/fall and hopefully 500 in the next few years.
Currently, I'm using a hot knife and a borrowed 36 frame extractor. Where is the best place to spend my money? I can continue to use the borrowed extractor, but I will need to buy one. The hot knife is the slowest part of the extraction process. Short of letting the cappings drain manually.
So, I'd like to know about options for uncappers, wax spinners, bottlers, and extractors that would continue to grow with me.
I've looked at the maxant and cowen lines. Are there other vendors in this market?