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  1. #1
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    Default Clear vs. Cloudy Honey

    I know a friend who I am watching their business. They are experts at marketing and I have an appreciation for their ability to communicate effectively (market their products). A week or so ago, they published some pictures of them finishing some bottles of their honey what was kind of a red color and extremely clear. I asked them how the filtered their honey and they said they don't filter. They only use a single strainer.

    I don't understand. Can you make crystal clear honey will just strainers? Mine is a bit cloudy and I believe all the pollen is why.....

    Any comments?

    Regards,
    Phil
    Grandchildren are the best.... Bees a close second....

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    Default Re: Clear vs. Cloudy Honey

    My honey is cloudy until the 'air' escapes to the top of the bucket.. My honey goes from the extractor, thru a strainer (fine- nylon), into a bucket with a gate, I leave the honey in a closed bucket over night. Then it goes into the bottles.. It's clear and amber in color.. Sometimes the thick a bottle is the less clear the honey will look--like looking thru thick glass and is cloudy looking..

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    Default Re: Clear vs. Cloudy Honey

    leave the honey 24 hours before you bottle. Much of the micro air bubbles will raise to the top.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Clear vs. Cloudy Honey

    Quote Originally Posted by New Ky Beekeeper View Post
    .. Mine is a bit cloudy and I believe all the pollen is why.....

    Any comments?

    Regards,
    Phil
    Honey with pollen should still appear clear - you probably have some crystalized honey from your extraction - consider placing in warm car or heat in water bath to 100 degrees for at least an hour to dissolve any crystals and see if it clears. May also appear a bit darker after mild heating - and of course don't heat to the point where you burn the honey. Good luck and let us know what you find.

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