Timing of your harvest can be critical to the taste of the honey, ie after the blackberries but before the knotweed.
Some honey sources, in large enough quantity, can make the honey taste like damp socks, not so good.
I use a cider press to crush and strain. I load the combs cut out of the frames into a pillowcase, place it in the hopper and tighten down the ram. All of the honey is forced out of the combs through the pillowcase (use a clean one please) and then through a strainer(s) into the storage containers. The only time I heat my honey is to reliquify it, and then by placing it in hot tap water and letting it set, sometimes I have to use more than one tap water treatment to completely reliquify it.
A small film of wax and pollen on the top of the honey is a good thing and should be restirred into the used upon each use.