Unfiltered or filtered

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  1. crazy8days

    crazy8days New Member

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    As a new beek I still have to buy honey . I bought it from our local health food store. It's local honey that has not been filtered. Just been extracted and jarred. you have to use a spoon to get it out. The label was saying that this type of pure honey contains all the elements that filtering would remove. So, my question is whats better?
     
  2. Iddee

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    unfiltered. In this case, it means micro-filtered. If you extract and filter through cheesecloth or similar, it is still considered unfiltered.
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    If the keep is running it through a screen and refering it to be filtered. The only difference between the 2 is the unfiltered would have bee particles and other debri from the extracting process. If they are referring to filter as in commercially filtered where it is super heated and forced through fine filters then there is a big difference. The commercial filtering kills off the enzymes and removes a lot of the good in the honey.
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    With "filtered" honey it is heated so that it is easier to work, flows better and removes excess moisture. The filters are so fine that it will actually catch and remove most of the pollen that is trapped in it, which in turn clarifies it too. Ever wonder why all of the commercial honey is the same color and taste?
     
  5. riverrat

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    and hardly ever crystalizes
     
  6. crazy8days

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    Ok, from the label it shows a hive, then extractor to jars. So, with them saying "unfiltered" I thought there was no straining involved. Why under my name does it say senior member when I'm such a greenhorn?
     
  7. Murrell

    Murrell New Member

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    If I May;

    Unfiltered can mean several things, such as,
    Just as it drains from the frame or being strained through cheese cloth by gravity { I use nylon bridal veil material } this helps to remove large wax & bee parts { yep bee part things are in there also }

    Filtered honey is heated ( 160 degrees I believe ) then pumped thru filters at high pressure (similar to the oil filteration systum on your car }
    This makes the honey clearer and not turn solid so quickly, just what the public
    "wants" so the manufactures say.

    Murrell
     
  8. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    just enough straining to remove the pieces of wax and stray bee parts (wings, legs, etc.)
     
  9. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    your member status is determined by the number of posts you have posted on the forum. With the new format I am unsure what the number is for us. Most forums you become a senior member after your 100th post
     
  10. Intheswamp

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    Plus letting the honey "settle" so that impurities float to the top (wax, bee parts(?), etc.,) and then pouring off from the bottom via a honey gate will further clarify the honey, correct?

    G3, I been noticing your sig line....kf4krv/qrp ;)
     
  11. crazy8days

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    I understand that. Just thought it was funny.
     
  12. G3farms

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    maybe you are the senior green horn

    Swamp
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  14. Intheswamp

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    chuckle...it's been a while, G3. I need to throw some speaker wire up in a tree and make some sparks. ;)