With a change of jobs and being in the middle of bee season, I haven’t had much time to devote to much else, including working on the honey stick machine.
I have noticed however that Dunbar Honey Farm is now advertizing their honey stick machine in the American Bee Journal for $1900 (Phone 586-770-9953). I suspect this is the same machine he had a year ago when my wife talked to him. If so, it is a relatively manual system that uses a specially made pump, a holder for a dozen or so straws and an impulse sealer. It certainly beats filling them individually with a syringe, but isn’t yet the automated machine I’m hoping for (though I’m sure it’s far cheaper). If anyone finds out differently please let me know.