Re: Wax Cappings, Maxant Spinner or 6 GT Wax Melter
Even at 100 degrees, the cappings will still retain significant amounts of honey. Check in the commercial forum and see what they are using. I worked with a guy who used a wax melter to process honey from 700 colonies. The value of the heat damaged honey was enough to pay for a good spinner in just one year. My suggestion is to avoid old technology, and wax melters are definitely old.
Now if one were to put the cappings into a wax heater at say 100°, enough to get the honey to run, but not enough to melt the wax, and with a ball valve open, I think one could safely drain the honey off.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest