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We want to buy a heather honey press to hire out to members. We have abundant heather nearby and want to encourage more members to produce heather honey.
Is the Thorne's heather press a good machine?
Any suggestions on other presses?
I bought an MG press via a wanted ad in BeeCraft some years ago, but would prefer not to lend it out. Are they still available?
Thanks
Peter McFadden
Conwy BKA
 

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Why a press rather than a loosner? Just a thought.

Pressing is a very hot and sticky way to do it. ;)

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MG = Mountain Grey and they are long long defunct as far as I know.

My wax melter is based on a design of theirs.

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I used a Perforextractor for many years, before buying a press. It left about 20% of the honey in the comb after extracting.
 

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2nd thoughts a bit beyond the average association at £3k+

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