Honeycomb Decapper

Cut caps from commercial honeycombs with hands or motor driven knives.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Honeycomb Decappers do?

Cuts caps from commercial honeycombs with hand or motor-driven knife, preparatory to extracting honey: Breaks propolis seals with scraper, and lifts frame of honeycomb from super. Moves honeycomb frame into oscillating knife, or cuts caps from frame, using hand knife. Trims superfluous wax from wooden parts with knife and places frame in stand. May place frames of honeycomb in extractor [HONEY EXTRACTOR].

Should I be a Honeycomb Decapper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Comb Capper

    How to become a Honeycomb Decapper

    Honeycomb Decappers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Honeycomb Decapper-related education!
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