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I extract, then put in 5 gallon food grade plastc containers, then bottle into quart & pint jars. The buckets have Brushy Mtn 1/12" gates. I let the buckets sit for 24 hours or so. I still get more air bubbles (scum) than I want. I need to sell some to a local health food store, so they need to look good. Is there a trick that I am not doing?
 

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Since I can take the time, I wait about 48 to 72 hours for my honey to settle and if there is anything still floating on top, bubbles or traces of wax, I will lay a large piece of food grade plastic wrap on the surface and peel it up. When the wrapping peels up, the stuff on top comes with it, and all can be thrown away. It may take a couple of tries but it solves the problem with the least amount of waste of honey or time.
 

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If you're using the sieves that come with the bottling buckets you'll get lots of bubbles. Let it settle for a couple days then don't let the honey level get down to the gate before refilling.
 
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