Re: Process for Separating honey from wax in Crush-n-Strain method
Hand knead the wax honey mix to break the wax down to small bits you will never get the honey out if there are still complete cells etc.
Drain it in a warm room. For thick viscous honeys the room may have to be uncomfortably warm to make the honey runny enough for a good drain.
On a slightly different tack, it was mentioned crush and strain is wasteful, and indeed, it is. Apart from the bees re doing everything every time, it affects hive management technique because you cannot go and just throw a super straight onto a hive that needs more room for honey, you have to mess with individual combs & doing things in such a way that the bees will get to the top of the box & draw the comb.
My thoughts are a kind of compromise. The main claimed benefits to foundationless are for the brood area. Nothing wrong with using foundationed combs for the honey boxes if you want to use an extractor. Course, some folks just don't want to mess with an extractor so for them, yes, crush & strain.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).