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Deluxe Complete Kit (Includes Uncapping Tub, Tub Cover, Cross Frame rest, Honey Gate and Tub Grid)

(3 customer reviews)

Made in USA.
Our multipurpose Uncapping Tub is made of heavy-duty, quarter-inch-thick polyethylene, an FDA-approved food-grade material. This is a rugged product designed to last for many years.

$198.00

SKU: 249 Categories: ,

2-YEAR MANUFACTURER WARRANTY. This product is made of FDA-approved food-grade material, meaning you don’t have to worry about any toxins altering your honey’s quality.

The bottom tank is equipped with a heavy-duty injection-molded 1.5” honey gate, featuring a scissor action for clean cut-off against an O-ring. This multipurpose tub kit includes a wooden crossbar with a stainless Steel frame-holder spike and J-bolts as well as a bottom tank that can be used either as a honey storage tank or as a bottling tank. It can hold 5 gallons of honey, and its lid can be used as a hive tray during honey harvesting time as well as during hive transportation. This tub has been specially designed and produced as an uncapping tub—it is not just another modified, off-the-shelf, non-food-grade plastic bin.

This tub’s large capacity holds hours’ worth of wax capping. Its grid prevents the capping from falling into the bottom tank, which collects honey drained from the wax capping. When in use, the two stacked tanks have a combined height of 18”. When stacked for storage, the height reduces to 9”.

3 reviews for Deluxe Complete Kit (Includes Uncapping Tub, Tub Cover, Cross Frame rest, Honey Gate and Tub Grid)

  1. Fred Hunkeler (verified owner)

    I have video of the UPS driver dropping the box onto one corner on my front porch. After unpacking there was no visible damage. A true testament as to how tough this product is. It looks like it can last a lifetime.

    The first thing I realised was that all my other extraction gear; uncapping knives, uncapping forks, filter material, double stainless sieve, pail opener, refractometer, Jacks Honey colour scale, cross bar, honey gate etc, would fit into the nested tubs for storage.

    We placed a full super at one end on a sheet of cardboard, and an empty super at the other end on top of the upturned lid to hold the uncapped frames destined for the extractor. This holding area is necessary so that the extractor can be run almost continuously. The uncapped frames then dripped into the upturned lid making final cleanup easy. I will be ordering a second cross frame so that 2 people can uncap, one on each side of the uncapping tank.

    Since I waited until the middle of November; Ontario Canada, to extract with snow flying outside, I did not have a garden hose available to clean up, so after leaving the wax cappings to drain for 48 hours, we drained off the honey, scooped out the wax and took took the unit in the uncapping configuration with the lid on top; in the back of the car making no mess of the car, to the hand car wash and used the pressure washer wand and hot rinse water to blast clean the individual components, including the optional filter bag, (Let the pressure wand run for half a minute to make sure the previous user didn’t have it on wax mode). Everything was tough enough to withstand the high pressure water blast, and came out squeaky clean. Next year I’ll extract earlier so the bees can clean it up for me!

    I would recommend this product for any small scale beekeeper.

  2. Frederick Dunn, Cornell University Certified Master Beekeeper, Honey Bee Educator

    I have several uncapping tanks from many manufacturers, now that I’ve had this one through two honey removals I can say it’s my favorite system. It is extremely well made and packs down nice for storage on the shelf. No flavor impact on the honey at all. I can’t imagine that it will ever wear out. Thank you for quality products that work as intended and last. I highly recommend the filter bag, it really speeds things up and you can put it out for cleanup by the bees at your feeding station, then rinse and store. 🙂
    Frederick Dunn
    Cornell University Certified Master Beekeeper
    Honey Bee Educator

  3. 628dirtrooster

    This product is absolutely PERFECT for our small scale honey extraction needs! It is lightweight, easily portable and especially easy to clean up. I love that I can hand crush comb, put the lid on and leave in the holding tank to finish draining! It is fully contained, stacks within itself and stores away quickly. I can’t recommend it enough!

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