From beehives to the jar
Tentorium: A traditional Russian company
Tentorium switches to industrial production
Concept, process and plants for the bee factory
Gentle treatment of raw material and product
Production of the main products
The Tentorium main products are dragées and propolis extracts. In particular for the dragées, varied natural ingredients, especially dried berries from the forests of Siberia, are used. After a complex drying and cleaning process, the berries are used as centers of dragées in a typical coating process. The production of traditional aqueous propolis extracts was particularly challenging. For the conversion of the established complex multistage process with many manual interventions into a modern production process, numerous tests were necessary. On the basis of the test results, Ruland was able to develop a new process which enables the separation of different non-watersoluble phases in one step. The duration of the production process was reduced from several days to a few hours, simultaneously improving the product quality. In addition, the previously complex raw material preparation was greatly simplified by using highly modern crushing methods. Manual filling was as well replaced by a completely automated filling, labelling and packaging technology.