Our uncapper is a brand new design which offers a simple and superior way for the hobby or sideline beekeeper to uncap honey.
The biggest advantage our uncapper offers is the time it saves. The beekeeper has only to grasp the frame once to bring the frame from the super to the extractor. Both sides of the frame are uncapped at the same time. All other methods of uncapping require re-positioning the frame and hands multiple times during the uncapping process. All other ways waste time processing every frame. We uncap and load our 30 frame extractor in just under 5 minutes.
The uncapper is designed to work with all sizes of Langstroth frames, including shallows, mediums and deeps.
Some other advantages are:
1. How many frames would you say you have run through it?
A: I've used my uncapper for five years. In that time I have had between 25 and 40 hives per season. I harvest at least twice a year.
2. How well does it uncap darker comb?
A: Darker comb is not as easy as newer comb, no matter what uncapping process you use. I do use it on old/brood comb that has been filled. In stubborn/dark/old/skinny frames, I have found that holding the frame at an angle during the uncapping process helps by applying more pressure to the comb than would normally be exerted by the device alone.
3. Is it bolted to the tank to keep it from moving around?
A: The uncapper is fastened to the tank of your choice by as few as two screws. I use drywall screws but the type will depend on your specific application.
4. Can the uncapper be used on natural wax foundation?
A: Yes! I've uncapped no wire medium supers with natural wax foundation. There were no problems.
5. What is your turn around time for shipment?
A:We strive to have uncappers in the USPS the next day.
6. What are my shipping option?
A: We ship USPS, international or domestic in a large flat rate box.
7. How much is the uncapper and shipping?
A: The uncapper is $395 plus insured shipping. We do ship internationally. Keep in mind that currency conversions may add to the total cost.
8. What about Australia? We have ONLY two distributors there. Our distributors are Zabel Beekeeping at Zabel.com.au and Adelaide Beekeeping at Adelaidebeekeeping.com.au.
Beware! There is a counterfeiter in Australia selling a vastly inferior product at a lower cost. Please research before buying, their reviews are far from complimentary. You really do get what you paid for.
9. Is there a warranty?
A: Simple Harmony Farms warrants this uncapper to be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and conditions, for a period of one (1) year from the original invoice .
" Just wanted to drop you a Thank You. First for the fast turn around in shipping. Second what was i thinking?! Why didn’t I find this sooner? The time it takes to open a frame plus less wax to clean up at end? What a time saver! By no means am I a large bee keeper but when you have 30 plus boxes sitting there makes it all worth every penny."
"Hey Friends, I believe I was one of the first to order the uncapper on eBay - it is so amazing - I love it!! I've let a few friends uncap with it and several people are asking how to order one for themselves. I've sent them the link to your webpage - can you do me a favor? if more become available, please let me know so I can have them respond to you asap."
" So my name is Txx and I wanted to let you know my un-capper exceeded my wildest dreams! I will be taking it to our next Inland Empire Beekeepers Association meeting and spreading the word."
"Hi-Just a quite note to tell you how impressed I am with your uncapper. I am small guy, just about 100 hives, so I am always looking for methods to save me time and money. By far, this is one of my best investments. Great product, very reasonable cost, time saver and it works! "
After watching online videos of your uncapping device I decided to take a chance and order one. So many things look great online but not so much in actual use, but I’m extremely pleased that this was not the case with your marvelous invention.
I’m a bit elderly now, but still love our garden, fruit trees, chickens, and most of all our bees. Trouble is the honey harvesting was becoming a bit much, especially the uncapping process due to arthritis in my hands.
I only wish I bought your device sooner! It is so easy to use and speeds things up so much it’s just hard to thank you enough for this product. I built a bracket to attach it to my uncapping tank and it works like a dream! I was worried that it wouldn’t uncap as well as traditional methods but I quickly learned how to manipulate the frames as I processed them through your amazing machine and I honestly believe my production was way better, and certainly without question cleaner with less wax to strain.
We just processed 30 gallons in half the time it usually takes. Just wanted to reach out to you and say THANKS for saving our hobby.