I'm a new beekeeper this year, and I was wondering what tools you recommend for honey harvesting? I'm not sure what would be better for uncapping and I'm looking for opinions
If you have a slinger for frames, a fork lightly scraped over the cappings will be enough to free them up. A hotknife is more expensive but gets the job done a little better with less mess.
If you don’t have a slinger, I either crush the honey by hand and strain it through cheesecloth, or use a spatula to scrape the comb free of the frames and let it drain over something to strain.
It really is up to how much you are willing to spend or how much time you want to invest in honey processing. ^^