same thing for me. i strained 2&1/2 gallon and bottled it. the airbubbles gather at the top. it should settle in a few days. if the bottles swell up than you have a problem. i would say it is just air.
You need to let it sit from a few days to a week before bottling it. The foam won't hurt anything, but if you want nice looking bottles you need to let the air and wax float to the top before you put it in the bottles.
Actually you let it sit a couple days in a bucket or tank before you bottle it. The foam rises to the top of your storage bucket/tank, you scrape it off and use it youself, as some do, or toss it. Then you bottle the honey. Some folks don't care to open a jar of honey and discover foam on top.
How much foam are we taling about in your case? Was the honey warm or cold when you bottled it? Was the honey warm when you put it into the bottling tank?
Foam is air that has gotten into the honey, of course. So, if the honey falls a great distance into the tank that you are bottling out of, while it is warm, you will have air in your honey.
I warm my honey and then strain it. Then let it sit in the buckets over night, which lets it cool some. Then, the next morning I pour it into my tank and warm it again to bottle it. Only the last of the tank has foam in it. Which I usually don't put into the jars.
another good idea, is to take a spoon and scrape off the honey into a mason jar and feed back to the bee's, this is what i do, and it tends to help them to be more stimulated to go and work! just my opinion.
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