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Uncapping Equipment

After the honey frames have been removed from the supers, the beekeeper starts the extraction process. The first step is to remove a thin layer of beeswax that seals the honey in the cell; this portion of beeswax is referred to as the capping.

The beekeeper can use a cappings scratcher to scrape open the honey cell or an electric uncapping tool to cut off a thin layer of beeswax to expose the honey. Dadant offers several plain knives that can be put into hot water to help slice through the beeswax capping.

If you are using plain knives, we recommend having two knives on hand to keep one in the hot water while using the other. When one cools down simply switch knives and continuously uncap the cells.

Electric uncapping knives or planes are constantly heated to cut through the sealed beeswax cell. A capping scratcher is very handy to help open the low areas on the honey frame. The cappings are usually placed in a filter over a bucket or tank to allow the honey to drip from the cappings.

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  1. Mini Cappings Spinner M00607

    Mini Cappings Spinner M00607

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    The Mini Spinner is Made to last. Dryer wax than a cappings press and you can’t jam it up. The Mini Cappings Spinner is made of heavy materials and can keep up with our 28 Frame Extractor. Learn More
    $5,350.00
  2. Silver Queen Uncapper M00606

    Silver Queen Uncapper M00606

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    The Silver Queen Uncapper is smart looking, hard working machine with performance to match; making beekeeping easier for you! The gravity slide feeder holds 4 combs which it feeds into the uncapper with clockwork precision. Learn More
    $6,560.00
  3. Cappings Scratcher  M00752

    Cappings Scratcher M00752

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    Cappings Scratcher, the only uncapping tool used by many hobby beekeepers. An excellent hand tool for opening the cells to let the honey out. 20 sharp needles molded into high strength plastic. A must in every honey house. Colors may vary.

    Ship wt. 1lb.

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    $8.50
  4. Stainless Cappings Scratcher M01752

    Stainless Cappings Scratcher M01752

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    High quality one piece stainless steel capping scratcher with blade to remove burr comb from top bars. Molded rubber handle.

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    $29.95
  5. Uncapping Plane  M00335

    Uncapping Plane M00335

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    Perfect tool for small or large operations. UCP (Uncapping Plane) has an adjustable heated copper cutting blade for depth of cut. The heating element is long lasting and replaceable. On/off switch built into cord. The large comfortable rock maple handle is comfortable to use. Just pull the UCP across the combs and feel the difference. 110V.

    Ship wt. 8 lbs.

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    $154.95
  6. Junior Capping Spinner  M00599

    Junior Capping Spinner M00599

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    Honey and Wax Capping Separator 20 gauge stainless steel tank 20" in diameter, and 32" high. Learn More
    $1,765.95
  7. Uncapping Roller  M00334

    Uncapping Roller M00334

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    Made of food-grade plastic.

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    $21.95
  8. Serrated Uncapping Tool  M00338

    Serrated Uncapping Tool M00338

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    The double sided serrated uncapping tool uncaps the honeycomb quickly. Learn More
    $25.95
  9. Speed King Electric Knife  120 Volt  M00339

    Speed King Electric Knife 120 Volt M00339

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    MADE IN AMERICA

    The Speed King Electric Uncapping Knife is made in America by Pierce Beekeeping Equipment since 1947.  It has a sealed thermostat in the tip of the stainless steel blade and is ready to use right out of the box.  The temperature is preset at just the right temperature for uncapping.  

     

    The long-lasting Speed King is good for beginners, pros, and bee clubs. The knife heats up in 30 seconds and will hold steady in all working conditions.  It features a comfortable turned wood handle that stays cool to the touch. 120 volt, measures 10" long and 2" wide. Contains an 8-foot grounded cord.  Includes 2-year manufacturer warranty.

    Ship wt. 3 lbs.

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    $119.95
  10. Speed King Knife 220 Volt  M003391

    Speed King Knife 220 Volt M003391

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    MADE IN AMERICA

    The Speed King Electric Uncapping Knife – European Model - is made by Pierce Beekeeping Equipment. It has a sealed thermostat in the tip of the stainless steel blade and is ready to use right out of the box.  The temperature is preset at just the right temperature for uncapping.  

    Ship wt. 3 lbs.

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    $119.95

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