The practice of crushing and straining honey is having a bit of a renaissance at the moment. The process of crushing out your honey is simple, economical, and produces raw honey with a unique taste that's very well suited to making mead, or simply bottling.
This is the Italian version of our wax press/warre extractor. This is a solid, high-quality product with a wide range of uses and it will be an asset to any beekeeper, from backyarders to large-scale hobbyists or sideliners. It can be used as a simple honey extractor, but also to recover honey from uncappings and burr comb.
This wax press will deliver several years of reliable service. For small scale sideliner beekeepers, this press will quickly pay its cost in recovered honey and wax; one of our staff members, a serious sideliner, found that this product paid for itself in a season. Warre beekeepers love this product for the taste of the honey.
Can be used as a press for warre frames
Also works as a press for cappings and broken comb
Works as a fruit press for hobby cider makers
Manufactured by Quarti Beekeeping in Bergamo, Italy. HBS is privileged to be the exclusive Australian importer of Quarti products
Here's how you clean this press after recovering honey from your wax:
- Unwind press and release the steel cage
- Place cage and wax in a suitable bucket
- Pour boiling water over the cage to soften the wax
- It should now be easy to scrape the soft wax off the cage
- Add cold water to remaining wax. Rinse and drain for later melting.
- Dry and reassemble the press for next use.