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Offline tom

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How to do the crush and strain method in getting honey
« on: June 29, 2007, 12:33:14 AM »
Hello

  I have read some information on the crush and strain method but i am still at a lost i even tried to watch a homemade vedieo on it but it would not show for me i am going to finally collect my two supers of capped honey this sunday but i want to know more on the crush and strain method of getting honey out of the comb. I have cheese cloth and several tin pails ready but how do i go about the crushing please can some one give me some great advice and a step by step guide on doing this.

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Re: How to do the crush and strain method in getting honey
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007, 08:56:56 AM »
Haven't done any crush and strain since the 70's when I didn't have extractor but DON'T use cheesecloth, leaves very fine particles in the honey.

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Re: How to do the crush and strain method in getting honey
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 10:03:03 PM »
You need a strainer.  I like a double bucket strainer with either screen wire or nylon cloth for a "filter".

Crush it however you like.  I cut out the combs into the strainer and mash them with my hands into little balls of wax.

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