Hello bee keeper community, my name is Max and I am part of a Senior Design Project team in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, Indiana. Our project goal is to design a semi-automated machine for filling honey straws. From our first research we found out, that a lot of bee keepers are in need of a low budget, below $1000, straw filling machine. But it seems that there is no small scale machine currently on the market to make this process easier. If you are a honey producer or honey distributor and are interested or you know someone who could be interested, please help us to create a customer profile. We want our design to totally match with the expectations of the poeple, that would eventually use the machine. Important points would be: - wished production rate per hour/day/week - batch size - grade of automation, manual control - power source: manually, electric.... - size/dimension limits - price range: per machine, per produced honey stick. - packaging material If I forgot something or you have any idea, please feel free to add! Thank you all in advance! I am looking forward to a great project.