Why buy an electric uncapping knife?

Whether you have one hive or a hundred, an electric uncapping knife is a convenient way to speed honey extraction. You can uncap frames in a matter of seconds, with no fuss and no fatigue.


The Original and the Best

The Pierce Speed King is the industry standard electric uncapping knife, handmade in Southern California. Paul Pierce invented and patented the heated uncapping knife in 1941. The Pierce Beekeeping Equipment company has been hand-making quality knives ever since.

This is a very popular product at HBS, for good reason. The food-grade steel blade and turned wood handle make it a pleasure to use. With proper care this knife should last for years.



  • Comfortable wooden handle
  • 2.48m/8' grounded cord so you have plenty of room to move around while you're uncapping
  • Blade is 25cm/10" long and 5cm/2" wide
  • Sealed thermostat in blade is pre-calibrated to the correct temperature for uncapping
  • Australia/NZ model: 220/240 volt with Aus/NZ plug
  • Made in the USA.

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