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    Default How many days after extracting...

    ....do you wait until you start to bottle.
    "To bee or not to bee"

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    I bottled some after it was two years old and very granulated. I bottled some the same day I crushed and strained it. I think the answer to that question depends on you.
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    I usually wait a couple days. The primary reason is that the microscopic air bubbles will have a chance to float to the top. This allows me to bottle from the bottom and get crystal clear honey.
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    I wait a few days as well. Last year, I extracted one weekend and bottled the next.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    We used to wait only one day but when the honey is thicker it's not long enough. Now we usually wait at least 2 days but it all depends on when we have time and how long we can wait before bottling. It's great to see a table full of freshly filled bottles!

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    Lightbulb if your honey house is warm, you can bottle sooner

    the bubbles rise faster if the honey is less think because of the warmth. I usually wait 3-5 days. I hope that helps.

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