STERILE HONEY SHEETS

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Honeycomb leaves are of the utmost importance in beekeeping and the quality of the honeycomb determines the quality of life of the bee and therefore its performance in productions.

For the preparation of honeycomb leaves we have the stage of preparation of the candle and the final stage of their preparation.

CANDLE PREPARATION

For the production of honeycomb leaves is used exclusively STERILE BEE WAX from our apiary with our own steam oven.

STERILIZATION is an important process because according to samples taken from honeycomb leaves in the NON-STERILE market they have been found positive in bacilli larvae, alvei, steptococcus pluton, fungus Ascosphaera apis etc. came out positive.

In order to be sure that we pass a candle free from diseases, the STERILIZATION of the candle must be done.

STERILIZATION is achieved in a steam oven at 2.2 bar at 127 ℃ for 2 hours and in no case by melting honeycombs in steam wrong perception.

After Sterilizing our candle, we keep it melted at 90 ℃ for 8 hours, with this we achieve separation of pigments and foreign substances and for a cleaner candle.

ABOVE: Candle in a mold first enters the oven for sterilization

LEFT: Our kiln

MANUFACTURE OF HONEYFUL LEAVES

Honeycomb leaves are made in two phases

During the first phase, a roll of wax is made and the wax goes through 3 stages.

So we have a supply of wax through a drum in a chamber, where the wax is heated and compressed and from there it is passed in the form of a strip in two parallel rolls for more compression where it is finally collected in a roll. With the two successive compressions we manage to increase the wax's density and elasticity.

In the second phase, the shape of the beekeeping cell is rendered on the wax strip and cut to the required dimensions of the sheet. The rendering of the shape is done with two drums with a cell mold that press the tape.

With all these stages of pressing the wax we have succeeded in giving the wax more elasticity and greater strength in our leaves, as a result we have better resistance to high and low temperatures for deformation of the cells or tearing of the leaf even during centrifugation.