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Straining Honey by hand

 
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#1 | Posted: 8 Oct 2008 22:09
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What is the best way of straining the honey to get it clear, we are only real beginners and just learning about it all
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#2 | Posted: 9 Oct 2008 19:13
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If you do not have a honey extractor use a flour sieve and place the sieve over a large bucket or container. Then cut out sections of honey, place them in the sieve and squash them with your hands. Leave them overnight and most of the honey will flow out. Periodically, over the next couple of days, re-squash the honey move it about so the remaining honey will also flow out. When I have finished getting as much honey as possible from the honey comb I feed the honey comb back to the bees they will clean out any remaining honey and store it back in the hive. I place the used honeycomb in a dish between the lid and the top of the frames in the uppermost box.

If, after you have extracted the honey, it is still not clear enough for you, try straining it through a stocking placed inside the flour strainer since this will remove most small particles of wax.

You may want to consider buying a honey extractor when you have a couple of hives since it makes extracting a lot easier.
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#3 | Posted: 9 Aug 2010 23:44
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Once you have extracted the honey (whatever method you use does'nt matter I have an extractor which is well worth the cost) store the honey in a settling tank. the settling tank is simply a bucket with a tap on the bottom, what will happen is that all the impurities such as dead bees and wax will float to the top and leave all the honey clean below to flow out the tap.
 
 

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