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Thread: Skimming honey

  1. #1
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    What is the best way to skim the sediment that settles to the top of the honey in bucket before I bottle it?

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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    A sheet of saran wrap works well. A spatula slid under it (straight sideways, not "scraping") works pretty well if you don't want to waste the plastic.

    Just running the honey off the bottom with a honey gate and stopping when you get to the scum isn't entirely impractical either.

  3. #3
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    Central Square, NY, Oswego County
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    Cool

    After skimming you can feed that back to the bees.
    Dan

  4. #4
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    Whidbey Island, WA, USA
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    Huh? How does the "saran wrap" method work? Lay it on top and then withdraw and the skim comes off with it?

  5. #5
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    Apr 2004
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    Gillett, Pennsylvania, USA
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    i used paper towels before
    Yes just lay it on top and pull it off, do a couple of times if necessary
    silly me i never thought of giving it back to the bees, yet at the same time i hated throwing in the trash, we all learn something new every day dont we

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