This kit allows you to harvest and strain the honey in one step, without damaging the valuable comb. Includes: Uncapping knife- Stainless steel sharp serrated edge with a blunt point. Capping scratcher- for comb too short for the knife to uncap Uncapping/collection tub- clear so you can watch the honey drip through the strainer Strainer - 200 micron strainer with draw string fits collection tub Collection box- holds 9 medium or shallow frames UPSIDE DOWN over the tub Frame rest- to support the frame that is being uncapped over the strainer Instructions: 1. Collect up to 9 medium or shallow frames of capped honey. DO NOT collect any frames with uncapped honey. It still has too much water content to be ripe. 2. Place the strainer bonnet over the clear plastic collection tub and tighten the cinch cord. 3. Center the collection box over the tub. 4. Place the frame rest board on the collection box. You will rest the frame end bar on this while cutting the cappings with the uncapping knife. If the comb is too short for the knife, you can use the capping scratcher. Some people prefer the scratcher. But don't scratch the comb too deep; just enough to break all of the caps. 5. Let the capping wax fall into the straining cloth on the collection tub. 6. When you have cut or scratched the cappings off of both sides of the frame, you place that frame UPSIDE DOWN in the first slot of the collection box. The bees make the comb with about a 15 degree upward slant so the honey will stay in it. 7. When you have placed all of the uncapped frames in their slots, place the box and tub in a small room. 8. After 96 hours, most of the honey will have strained through the cloth into the collection tub. 9. Put the frames back in their super and place it back on the hive. the bees will clean up any remaining honey. 10. Store the clean frame with moth crystals for next spring, and the bees will get a jump start on storing honey next year with the help of this drawn comb!
complete honey extraction kit for beekeepers
extracts 9 medium frames at a time over 5 days
saves the comb on the frame so the bees dont start from scratch
no power requird, uncap and set it down to collect pounds of honey
no more mess and fuss squeezing through cheese cloth