Decapping Honey with a Heat Gun

I just ran across that video and thought that it might be interesting to some.  According to discussion on a beekeepers forum surface tension draws the melted cappings open so that your honey can be extracted without heating the honey or tearing up the combs – also without the wasted honey, wax and mess of the usual way of knife decapping.  Might be worth a try.

 

 

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One Response to Decapping Honey with a Heat Gun

  1. David J. Little says:

    I am the program chairman for the Iredell County Beekeepers Association and would like to thank you for such a useful and informative website. We are working on a site now and hope to be able to inform our local beekeepers as you do. I would like to use some of your material if you do not mind as it would greatly help any beekeeper including myself. I have been keeping bees for 12 years and have 60 hives. Thank you again for your wonderful site. I also applied for your facebook page.

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