Yes, sink it into the floating wax with rim level and let the wax run in evenly or help it in with a spoon. Rinse and repeat. I tried skimming with a large spoon but that seems to cause more mixing in at the surface. It sure helps to float up the wax and easier to filter if you have a way to keep the honey very warm. My clarifier is a bunch of 5 US gallon pails with honey gates on.a skimmer for ice fishing works well. rugged and cheap.