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About Us

Paul Pierce invented and patented the heated uncapping knife in 1941. 

This tool established the industry standard for heated uncapping knives and is the preferred tool used by professional and backyard beekeepers alike. Since then, the company has developed many other innovative beekeeping products used by beekeepers around the world

Today, Pierce Beekeeping Equipment sells beekeeping tools and equipment to beekeepers all over the world. The company’s Speed King Uncapping Knife is known worldwide as the best electric knife for uncapping honeycomb. The uncapping temperature is pre-set and ready to use right out of the box, perfect for beginners, pros and bee clubs.

Our Mission Statement

We believe bees are a keystone species to maintain human civilization on this earth.  Our lives depend on the survival of healthy bees.  Our mission is to support the beekeeping industry by providing each beekeeper with high-quality tools that are enjoyable to use and built to last.

We uphold a Quality working environment, striving each day to invoke a high level of pride in our products and in our fellow employees.