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  1. #1
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    Default Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    I have been looking into filters for running my extracted honey through. I am seeing these 600, 400, and 200 micron filters that fit nicely on top of 5 gallon buckets.

    I'd appreciate any feedback on these devices that you may offer.

    What kind of stuff is being removed at that level of filtration? Anything good being removed?

    Pros and cons of these types of filters?
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    Default Re: Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    I asked this question at the Fl Bee College this year--micron 600 is a strain and does not remove any pollen or nutrients. It removes wax and bug parts, the undesireables.
    I hope I got the correct answer because that's what I want. I still get a layer of "foam" particles on top of honey after it has settled for a day. I'm still trying ways of getting that out without pulling off too much honey. The saran wrap laid gently on top and then pulled off seems to be the best method.
    I don't know what the other filters remove. I only have 600, the kind that fits in the bucket. The only other con, then your bucked holds a bit under 4 gallons. Other than that I"m happy with this type.
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    Default Re: Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    I have the 600 micron i use mainly for creamed honey or if i have to do some crush and strain.The honey needs to be warm for it to work or you may have to leave it strain over night.They are a little on the flimsy side,other than that they work fine for removing the smaller particles.

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    Default Re: Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by bevy's honeybees View Post
    The only other con, then your bucked holds a bit under 4 gallons. Other than that I"m happy with this type.
    I good fix for this is to cut the top off another bucket for a spacer. The "spacer" with filter then sits on top of your honey bucket and you can get that extra gallon in it.

    Mike
    Beekeeper? Shoot, my bees keep me!
    100 hives in Western Wa State

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    Default Re: Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    And to piggy-back on mmiller's comment... you can stack two 5 gallon buckets on top of each other, each with their own strainer, to avoid pouring more than once.
    The 600 filter goes on top, then the 400 filter below that, and the "finish" collection/bottling bucket on the bottom.
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    Default Re: Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    I asked this question recently and was told to use all 3 filters stacked together and it works great. The honey looks slightly cloudy but compared to "store-bought" it looks much better. Like real "raw" honey which most folks want.
    Dave

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    Default Re: Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    I don't use the 200 micron only the 400 and the 600. It leaves a nice product. The top of the bucket does have a film on it and I leave it. The last few quarts from a bucket get bottled up in quarts that goes to customers who like "extras" in their honey. No kidding!

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