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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Simple Harmony Farms uncapper

    Well I pulled the trigger and bought one. It is well built, seems like it will last a long time. The weak link I think is the large rubber O ring that is used as a tensioner. The good thing is it will be easy to change out and will be cheap to replace. I'll let you know this spring how it works.

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  3. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by noljohn View Post
    Well I pulled the trigger and bought one..
    Great! I’ve the ML uncapper that it supposedly sits on, so an unbiased opinion is certainly welcome. If it performs, I’ll buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    He tells you in the video that he a gets a portion of each sale. Truthfully, I don't put much faith in in an endorsment where the endorser hasn't actually used the product. Anybody can say, "Hey, looks great. Ought to work well." That and five dollars will get you a coffee at Starbucks.
    yep, more than one way to make money in the bee biz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Branman View Post
    Seems like he either got one sent for free for the review, or he was paid to endorse.
    The first video he did I kind of wondered about that since he's a hands on - in the bee yard kind of guy, but when he had the second video which was the same format (showing and talking about a product) I really wondered if he was getting paid for the endorsement. Which is fine, good for Don. Other people who get products typically state at the beginning that so and so sent them a product for an unbiased review, that they're getting paid or not getting paid, etc. I figured he wasn't going to use it since harvest season had passed which made it come off a little shady. If it works it works, looks like a simple solution to uncapping, just need someone who has put it through its paces for a more informed review.
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    I bit the bullet and ordered one today. Certainly a cheaper option for me than the more expensive powered units provided it works as well as it looks on the video. Girl I spoke with said it would ship tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
    Trying to age gracefully, don't think its working!!

  7. #26
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    My uncapper came today. I'm pretty impressed, seems very well built as well as a simple design. Extracting season is a long way off but I am looking forward to trying it out.
    Trying to age gracefully, don't think its working!!

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    Default Re: Simple Harmony Farms uncapper

    Has anyone tried this uncapper with frames with wax foundations? What results did you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo Gomes View Post
    Has anyone tried this uncapper with frames with wax foundations? What results did you have?
    The uncapper is so new that unfortunately it appears no one has had the opportunity to use it yet on any frames. In speaking with the manufacturer, it does not do all that well on old brood frames that were subsequently used for honey. Then again, my hot knife has a difficult time with them.
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    I am dying to know how they work... I'm just hoping someone in the southern hemisphere got their hands on one
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    I went ahead and ordered the Mann Lake uncapping bin. The Simple Harmony uncapper fits it perfectly but I am fabricating a couple of clamps to keep in fixed onto the tub when using it.
    Trying to age gracefully, don't think its working!!

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    Will be looking for an update on how it worked this summer Karl.

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    I think my wife just but our name one the list waiting for the reviews with wax frames.

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    Smile Re: Simple Harmony Farms uncapper

    I was googling around to see the latest conversations concerning our uncapper.
    We appreciate the interest.
    Iíd like to address some comments/concerns in this thread in the order in which they were posted. Some of this is cut and paste from another thread.
    @noljohn : In my video, there was a frame that had the wax torn up pretty good. It happens, but rarely. Believe it or not, I have been accused of cherry picking frames for that video! This spring we will have a nicer video to post.
    @DPBsbees : The price is $395 plus $19 USPS shipping.
    @texanbelchers : We used both versions of that uncapper. We knew we could do better.
    @grozzie2 : The SHF uncapper has only one roller that moves. The amount of travel allowed accommodates 9 and 10 frame comb thickness.
    I rarely, if ever scratch my frames.
    Cold, hard comb is a problem no matter the method of uncapping.
    The biggest advantage, by far (not counting price) of our uncapper is that you only touch the frame one between the box and the extractor. I donít think people appreciate how many individual times you have to manually adjust/touch/grab a frame during all of the other manual uncapping processes.
    @Spur9 : The rollers do go deeper that the frames end bars. It would have to be very poor comb not to be touched by the rollers. It wouldnít be worth scratchingÖ.
    @rwurster : We do not use natural wax. I have some on my boxes now to try. I cannot tell people it works on natural wax if I havenít dome it. The wouldnít be honest. I do know someone who has used natural wax in a similar uncapper. With the SHF uncappers vertical orientation, I expect no problems. Also, I can assure you, I spoke to many machinist, fabricators and mechanical engineers while developing this seemingly simple device. Cudos to anyone who can cobble one together. I can respect that, but in the end, we make ours like it is for a reason.
    @Branman @JWPalmer @Flyer_Jim @rwurster : Don was not paid to review the uncapper, nor does he get a cut of the sales. We believe in this product and I could think of no better way to get it out there than to send one to Don. Don is great guy and is very helpful to other beekeepers. He did an unboxing video, which we appreciated. He says when he uses the uncapper, he will make a video and give his opinion. We hope that he does.
    @Karl : Thanks for the purchase. Please do a review when you use it. I just use drywall screws to attach it to the uncapping tank. Donít be worried about screwing directly into the frame.
    @snl: As you said, old brood frames are tough. I still use it on them but may have to push it through a couple of times. Still quicker than the alternatives
    @broncorm : If we didnít contact you, please shoot us an email.

    Thanks all!
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    Mea culpa. I rewatched the Fat Bee Man's review again. Don does reference getting paid in the video but he is referring to his YouTube views, not sales of this product. I would like to see it in action before committing to purchase one.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Just a quick update, since this addresses the biggest concern regarding our uncapper.
    I have used the uncapper on natural wax comb that I was going to save for cut comb. I had no issues.
    This foundation had no wire, or any other kind of support. Just a wax sheet in a frame.

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    Any more reviews on this? how about thinner 10 frame honey frames? I have a lot of honey coming in, and I spend a lot of time with a hot knife.
    I think Im going to go ahead and buy one, but I can't seem to find where to order...
    only thing I've found so far is one that sold on ebay.
    I filled out the contact form on their site, we'll see.
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    Ddawg: I am probably wrong about this but I think Larry ("snl" on this forum) with Oxavap sells them. You might want to PM him.

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    Great! thanks.

    DD
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  20. #39
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    SNL Hooked me up.
    It looks like I'll be extracting this weekend, but my uncapper won't ship till next week when Larry gets some in. Like many on here, I'm a one man operation with a manual extractor. It usually takes me an entire day to harvest and clean up (I pull supers the day prior), with the vast majority of my time is spent uncapping and cleaning up the uncapping tank.
    I'll post some time saving comparisons vs using my hot knife this weekend. If I can swing it, I'll video using the Simply Harmony Farms Uncapper. I use 10 frame supers with 10 honey frames and I usually don't have super fat honey frames.
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    Looking forward to the review Ddawg. Any videos you can post would be very helpful.

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