Roller Pin

Many members have asked about the differences between using a ‘roller pin’, a ‘scratcher’, and of course a ‘hot knife’ Vs ‘cold knife’ methods. These photos were taken from a previous extraction at Oatland where Read Nichols used the ‘roller’ method to uncap the honey cells.  Honey was extracted and we then photographed the surface of the comb. Next, we returned the wet honey comb to the hive.  After 2 weeks, we then went back to see how well the bees have repaired the comb.  Let’s take a...

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