I dont strain at all. My honey comes out of the extractor into a water jacketed clarifier heated to about 100F. The honey flows under a weir and then over a 2nd weir. This takes out almost all the junk. It is then pumped to a water jacketed tank that holds it at about 100f. Anything that made it through the clarifier rises to the top of this tank. At this point it is ran into drums and buckets never filtered and free of wax and wings
I've heard estimates of 'adulterated' honey, and mislabeled 'flavored' honey in as much as 80% of the stuff sold "off the shelf" as PURE HONEY in our Countries 'Super" (?) Markets…..
My personal philosophy; ……If you can't or don't want to grow a garden, hunt, fish and/or raise/slaughter and butcher your own meat…(or raise your own bees 8-))….then we all should consider the 'personal' importance of being able to look into the eyes (hearts, souls and even living rooms) of those who do it for us (please, let us think about those who do it for us for just a moment).
IMO; one of our greatest goals as beekeepers, especially those 'in the biz' of selling honey, is spreading the message of LOCAL, and then looking people straight in the eye when we 'explain' how "wonderful" our honey is. Most smart consumers respond positively to an actual NAME and ADRESS and PHONE NUMBER on a Honey label. :)
The promotion of LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD has become important recently for a variety of reasons…of which this is just one. GREAT DISCUSSION HERE X:X