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Small Pieces of Wax in Honey After Processing

 
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Labow
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:24 am    Post subject: Small Pieces of Wax in Honey After Processing Reply with quote

Hi,

When I crush and strain my comb/honey I get these little tiny pieces of wax in the bowl. The openings in my strainer are really small, so I guess my question is, is this normal or do I need a new strainer with smaller openings?

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Brian
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Firstly the wax is edible so there is no real problem if there are bits of wax in it. Secondly, the wax particles will float to the surface over time and form a film on the top which can be scooped off, or the honey can be stored in settlement tubs with a honey tap at the bottom and the honey drawn off once the wax has floated to the surface.
Many people eat cut comb which includes the wax but that needs to be pristine comb that has not been used for brood rearing obviously.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay great! Thanks for the response
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