There might be a way to improve the crush and strain method. While keeping commercial bees, several of the processes used the bouyant force between honey and beeswax for seperation. It's a strong force as there's a great difference in density between the two.
I built a honey sump with a series of baffles that would force the honey and wax to go under and over them with about a foot difference. A 'wave' would be created with the wax riding the crest in the first couple of baffles.
This bouyant force was also used to prepare honey for bottling. A series of large storage tanks were placed on a platform that stepped down in heigth for each tank. The highest tank was filled from the sump. And then honey was siphoned off the bottom of each tank, into the top of the next lowest tank. Bottling was done off the bottom of the last tank. The effect was of one very tall, about 30' high, tank. Two forces, gravity, and bouyancy made this system very effective.
Cut and strain takes advantage of gravity, but doesn't use bouyancy. This method might be improved by the use of both forces.
One way that it might be used on my double bucket type strainer, would be to intially prevent the honey from draining away from the top bucket. The wax would be allowed to rise to the top. Once that occurs, the honey would be allowed to drain into the bottom bucket. And they the honey/wax is allowed to drip out as before.
I've got a idea how this could be done. What do you guys think? What's the simpliest method? Is it worth the effort? Is anyone ready to harvest and willing to give it a test?