Honey won't strain
Just cut out twenty shallow frames of honeycomb for crush and strain. It's crushed and in a five-gallon bucket with holes drilled in the bottom set over a 600-micron strainer in a bucket with a honey gate. It's been sitting there for over 24 hours, and I have only two inches of strained honey in the lower bucket.
I'm worried that it's too cold. I put it outside in the sun all day with a dark-colored towel around it to gather some heat, but it's only 65 outside, and the rest of the week will be cool and rainy. The only thing I can think of to hasten the process is to scoop out a gallon of honey and wax at a time and heat it on the stove until it is thin, then send it through the strainer.
Any suggestions? Does this mean my honey (mostly clover and alfalfa) is already on its way to crystallizing?
Last edited by dehavik; 08-26-2010 at 06:02 PM.
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