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    Default Straining honey question

    What's the minimal threshold of straining honey if still to be considered raw honey?

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    Straining has nothing to do w/ RAW.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    Is there any benefit to straining vs not?

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    to whom?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    I just didn't know if there was any benefit for straining or it is more appearance? I realize the pollen is beneficial but does straining actually remove it or just the wax pieces?? Sorry very new to all this.

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    Strain it cold(unheated) through something as fine as pantyhose and you will be fine. If you must warm it, do not heat more than 100f. That is in the normal range of temps found in a hive.

    The heat is what damages honey. To "super" strain honey it must be heated to a higher temp because the mesh is so fine
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    Personally, I like my honey strained just enough to get all the chunks of wax and bee parts out. I use an old milk strainer that has a bottom filter that looks almost like it is made from screen door wire.

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    Honey is strained to remove old bee parts, small pieces of wax and other odd assorted pieces of junk that will show up in the jar when viewed with light behind it.
    The best strainer I have found is in the paint dept of the big box stores. It comes in gallon and five gallon sizes, It is stronger than cheesecloth and easier to work than panty hose.

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    Default Re: Straining honey question

    The are currently working on some new guidelines in my state that restrict raw honey from being heated above 118 degrees. Usually you don't want to go much above 100 degrees. I use a trecot mesh material that is similar to cheese cloth to strain honey.

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