Uncapping Tank. Straining Tank.
This is a truly remarkable multi-purpose Uncapping and Straining Tank at the most reasonable price found anywhere!
Made of high-density polyurethane, this Uncapping Tank stores up to 10 deep or shallow frames for uncapping with a convenient lid for storage.
Featuring a metal strainer grid that fits in the bottom, this dual unit stacks one way for uncapping and reversed 180 degrees becomes a strainer tank holding 5 gallons (18.92 l). Comes complete with honey gate!
If you leave your cappings in the tank sitting on the wire strainer the honey will eventualy drain to leave virtually dry cappings.
Compatible with Langstroth, B.S. National, National Hybrid and Commercial frames.
15 1/5 inches wide. 12 inches high (30.48cm) 23 1/2 inches deep (59.69cm)
About this item
Amazing piece of kits, it is expensive but I was lucky to get it on sale.
Nice bit of kit. Looks well made, not used it yet. Purchased at discounted price of 85.00.
Not sure I would have wanted to pay full price.
It could have been better if it had a nail in the centre of the wood bar so frames wouldn't slip.
Very sturdy and with a large capacity. Ingenious idea using what seem to be two large plastic storage boxes. The "strainer" is similar to a wire queen excluder, so allows small wax pieces to pass through. My only real issue is with the draining of the lower box: the location of the tap means that not all the liquid can possibly drain that way. This in turn means that various acrobatics need to be performed with the box to try to drain via a corner, but the internal shape of the box does not make this easy at all. On the other hand, it is the shape of the box which allows the two tanks to be stored one inside the other so that the whole thing takes up less space... It does seem expensive for what is; in effect, two boxes, one lid, a piece of wood a honey tap and a piece of queen excluder. I would be happier about that aspect if the tap had any chance of draining the tank, but it doesn't. It would also be good if uncapped frames awaiting extraction could be hung above the tank, but this is not possible. I, like another reviewer, was very annoyed to find the item in the sale at a much lower price just a couple of days after I'd bought it.
we designed your bee house around the uncapping area as is was all ways the messy part. we where hopping the the take would be wide enough to take a supper when uncapped while spinning out honey in the extractor.. but no so have to place another two peaces of wood so we can carry out this process.