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  • Writer's pictureLogan Bowyer

Honey recovery: How much profit are you losing in your pipes?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018

Once you’ve processed your honey, do you wash your pipes out with water?

If you do - without making sure you’ve recovered every last drop of honey first - you’re literally flushing money down the drain.

Honey recovery is quite a new concept in the industry but it’s one you should get acquainted with quickly if you’re looking to maximise production and profits. When it comes to precious honey, every teaspoon counts, and with a little help from the experts, you can make sure every drop makes it to the pot.

Wasted honey - it all adds up

Think back to the last time you finished a jar of honey. You probably thought the jar was empty before throwing it away, but if you actually got a teaspoon and spent a couple of minutes really scraping the bottom and sides, you’d soon end up with a full teaspoon of honey.

Unfortunately, honey’s not like water left in a cup – it can be thick, sticky and hard to move.

If you’re in the honey processing or packing business, you may think you’ve got clean pipes, but just one millimetre of honey left in a three-inch pipe equates to a huge surface area (when you consider the length of your pipe). It would only take a few metres to collect an extra kilo of honey.

How to save every last drop

To help you maximise your profits, we’ve designed a unique piece of honey processing equipment specially for honey recovery.

Because every plant is different, we’ll come to you and check out your equipment before manually running one of our honey recovery ‘pigs’ through your pipes to show you just how much honey you’re missing out on. We’ll then design a personalised honey recovery system to suit your needs.

Although our equipment is innovative and high-tech, it’s also extremely easy to use at an operational level – meaning your staff can start implementing your honey recovery process immediately (while you kick your feet up and watch your bank balance grow!).

Give us a call on 027 667 7588 today to arrange a site visit or free audit of your plant.


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