Are you a new hobbyist beekeeper and aren’t quite sure what tools you’ll need to harvest your honey? This is the kit for you! Our Honey Harvesting Kit comes with all the extracting tools you need to get started including:
6 Gallon Pail with Gate – Also known as a “bottling bucket”, this heavy-duty white plastic pail features a plastic 1 1/2” honey gate. The gate can be opened and closed smoothly allowing for honey to flow through into your bottles or containers.
Double Metal Honey Sieve – When honey flows out of your extractor, it will have pieces of beeswax, pollen and possibly even a few bee parts. Placing this stainless steel double sieve on top of the 6 gallon bottling bucket, you can strain honey removing unwanted items.
Stainless Steel Capping Scratcher – Used to perforate the caps of the sealed honey comb. Capping scratchers are very useful for getting to parts of the comb that the uncapping knife can’t reach.
Cold Uncapping Knife – This economical knife was designed specifically for cutting through filled and sealed honey comb. It features serrated edges on the blade along with a comfortable, easy-to-grip wooden handle. Pro tip: For easier and smoother uncapping, dip the knife in hot water in between cuts!
5 Gallon Mesh Filter Bag – This handy mesh bag works great for squeezing out the residual honey left in your cappings. It features an elasticized top that can fit over the edge of a pail. It is made from a very fine nylon mesh. To get every last little drop of honey out of the cappings, you can either squeeze the cappings inside the bag or you can wait for the cappings to drip from the bag over a few days.
Combcapper™ Uncapping Frame Holder – A very handy tool that rests on top of the 5 gallon bucket. It features a slot in the top which allows for a honey-filled frame to rest upon at an angle. It makes for uncapping a frame very easy!