Welcome to Bernhard Rietsche GmbH !

Quality by tradition since 1883.                                                            

We, Bernhard Rietsche GmbH, are the leading manufacturer of beeswax foundation machines and produce also the engraved rollers ourselves !

VA MINI - our compact starter model !

VA Mini aufgestellt 80 Prozent

VA Mini zus.geklappt 65 Prozent

Our  "VA Mini" - compact and mobile !  After work, this machine can be folded up and moved on rollers in a few simple steps in order to take up as little space as possible (total height: 2 m; lower special version possible due to smaller inlet tank). Get our brochure email m

The company was founded in 1883 to manufacture bee comb foundation moulds and beekeeping equipment. The focus of the company quickly shifted to the development and production of machines for making beeswax foundation sheets. This was followed by the development of the bee comb foundation rolling machine and afterwards the development and construction of the first “Fully automatic foundation machine” for casting foundations, which until today remains the leading machine for producing foundation sheets. Also new types of the machines have been designed ! We sell our machines completely “Made in Germany” worldwide for over 135 years and would be pleased to receive also your inquiry !


Our sheet metal working departement:

Metal WorkingSince 1987 we have also been involved in CNC sheet metal machining as a supplier to the manufacturers of laser, stamping and bending components. In 2004 the company moved from its old site to a newly built location. In this spacious building, equipped with modern facilities, parts are manufactured for the electrical, electronic and medical technology industries and the general engineering industry using high-performance production facilities.

With a team of highly-trained and experienced staff we meet high quality, reliability and deadline compliance standards. Whether in precision work for CNC-supported sheet metal machining or experience in beeswax processing and the supply of specialist beeswax machinery: our company has stood for quality and continuity for over 135 years!