I use a type of collander used in restaurants, it makes straining easier and it also brings the drip of the honey to one stream. It fits over a 5 gallon bucket and you can get buckets that are taller than 5 gallons but at the same circumference.
Its a conical strainer. I don't use a honey gate, well simply beause I don't have one. However the gate that comes on restaurant buckets seems to work just fine.
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