I wonder if any experienced beekeepers have thoughts on the use of a heat gun for uncapping traditional frames. Of course, the Flow extraction process is the ideal; but I also have a hybrid hive (3 flow frames plus 4 traditional deeps) that requires centrifugal extraction. I also put on a standard honey super on top of my Flow Box earlier this summer because I was afraid of the hive becoming honey bound when I was away on holiday.
Glad I did that because that super is totally capped. The Flow box is almost ready for it’s 2nd extraction of the season, likely in early August.
I am NOT looking forward to the centrifugal extraction process because I’m spoiled with the Flow experience AND because it is so very messy and seems to be so wasteful. I have been looking at some videos on using a heat gun to melt the wax capping in lieu of using a knife or scratcher. Has anyone done this and what are your thoughts. I love this forum because I always get good advice from people I trust. Thanks!