My first honeyharves is in about a week with my last two medium supers filled and about a month untill it starts to get below 60 degrees. (It still hasn't even dropped below 70) There has been a major honeyflow of palmetto over the last two weeks and I need to extract since the bees are almost completely out of room. I've ordered all the parts I've found nessesary (i.e. extractor, uncapping knife, bottling bucket, fume board and bee quickÂ®). I saw the price on some of the filters and thought that surely I could find something MUCH cheaper...I'm a cheap-skate.
I've heard about people using paint strainers, panti-hose, socks, and cheese cloth. I was wondering which of these workes best in your opinion. I'm also conserned about safety, like, would any residual chemicals contaminate the honey, altering the flavor(beyond the flavor alteration that occurs with the removal of pollen and wax). Thank you.