Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lima, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    722

    Post

    Any opinions on the hackler honey punch?

    I've got a couple good uncapping knives, and they work well when running 8 frames in honey supers. But since I'm expanding this year, much of my comb is new and thus was run 10 frames to a box to get it drawn well. But, uncapping it has always been a pain because it's not as thick and I'm looking for a better way for a small beekeeper. Any opinions (or better methods) before I break down try one?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
    Posts
    46,121

    Post

    I don't have any better ones to offer. You've probably tried the standard ones. The standard one is the comb scratcher and I think it tears up too much cell wall. I often use the tip of the uncapping knive to reach in and get the low spots and sometimes the heel of the knive depending on where it is, how the low spot is shaped and which way the frame is oriented when I'm doing it. I haven't used the punch but was considering one eventually as it seems to be the recommended way to do PermaComb.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Enfield,Ct.
    Posts
    469

    Post

    I use a Maxant plane.The depth of cut is adjustable.It can be tilted slightly to get areas below the frame level.Still have to use a scratcher to get those sunken areas.

    Jack

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads