The uncapping roller is a simple tool used for puncturing the capped cells to release the honey with limited/minimal damage.
Roller Diameter: approx. 3.5cm / 1.37inch
Needle length: approx. 0.9cm / 0.35inch
Roller Width: approx. 9.9cm / 3.89inch
Wood Handle length: approx.13.5cm / 5.3inch
Total length: approx. 32cm / 12.6inch
How To Use
Simply roll over the capped comb, then place the frame in your centrifuge and extract in the usual way. The sharp spikes are designed to pierce the wax cappings but do not remove them.
Make several passes with the roller, making sure all the cells are punctured. Do not press down too hard, you don’t want to damage the was cells, just enough to ensure the spikes go into cappings resulting in the wax being exposed. We find 4 to 5 passes back and forth on each side of the frame does the job nicely.
To clean, wash in warm soapy water and rinse well.