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  1. #1
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    Default Honey Paw Uncapper

    Has anyone tried these http://beekeeping.honeypaw.fi/Slit-uncapping.php ?? Are they available in the US? Do they work well on capped honey in old brood comb? Another link with photos. http://taru.ee/pood/honey-paw-viilkoorija

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    Fascinating. I want one.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    I like the look but I can't determin if they are even for sale yet. They don't seem to post a price any where.
    If you find out, Please let us know in another post or a followup.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    It said 220 Euro. That is about 300 US dollars.
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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    I got one. It was a little complicated to get the funds wired to their bank but it arrived a week after I paid for it. It works great. After uncapping 9 supers there is less than 1 shot glass of wax that is removed from the comb. It takes the bees about 1-2 days to rebuild the cells completely.
    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    What powers it?
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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    It uses steam from a steam generator. I purchased a small one used for bending wood. Here is what I purchased:
    http://www.cometsupply.com/mp/EARLEX/pm/ELXSS77USSG/
    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." - Thomas Jefferson

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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    Has anyone else tried this uncapper? If so, what's your opinion?

    Thanks!
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  9. #9
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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    I'm planning to order one when they send me the invoice. Will provide feedback after trying it.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    I was pleased with the uncapper.

    We extracted 4 deeps this weekend. All the wax that ran through the extractor resulted in about 1 cup of wax that was caught by the wire strainers.

    The new combs uncapped quickly. We had some older combs that had brood in them in the past that took longer to melt through.

    I think it was a little slower than using a hot knife, but there was no need to get a capping scratcher to hit the low spots. There was no waiting for the capping honey to drain out of the cappings (since there were none). The uncapper itself did not get sticky. I think we could speed up and maybe not have the slits as deep next time.

    I could uncap 10 frames in the time it took to spin 10 frames, so things rolled along.

    You do need to work through a hose management matter. You have a steam hose and a water vapor hose to work with. It took just a few minutes to engineer something in the basement to keep the hoses high so that your hand was not on the steam hose and you were not dragging the hoses across the frames as you uncapped.

    All in all, I was pleased with the first time of using the uncapper.

    It cost 170.73 Euros plus 35 Euros for shipping to Alabama from Finland. So, 205.73 Euros total (about $280)
    (I got it from this website http://beekeeping.honeypaw.fi/Slit-uncapping.php by contacting the email address at the bottom mesi@mesi.fi. They e-mailed an invoice with their bank wire instructions.)

    It was a minor ordeal at the bank to wire the funds from a non-business account. It took a week from the time they shipped it until it arrived.

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    When spinning the honey out does it take the same amount of time compared to uncapping with an uncapping knife. Can you show a close up of an uncapped frame before and after extracted?

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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    They really need an American dealer.

  13. #13
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    Default Re: Honey Paw Uncapper

    I'm confused. Do these comes with a steam source or does one need to purchase on in addition to the uncapper?

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