Hi Tim, I made a honey press, which needs some modifications. So I put that aside for the time being.
What I do is warm the honey (with comb & scrapings in a bucket) up overnight to about 50 degC. I put a regular bucket honey strainer over a bucket & work the loose honey over that with a soup spoon, which allows it to run through the strainer. I’ve been pressing the honey in comb with an old plastic potato ricer, which surprising enough pushes quite a bit out over the strainer. I’m thinking of buying a more substantial strong ss potato ricer which looks like it would do a better job. This one is used in commercial kitchens, supposedly. I’ve got 5 kilos in a bucket from my last extraction, I’ll let that build until I’m ready to crush & strain it.
It’s a unique honey in that it doesn’t level out in the bucket after it’s strained. Plus the air bubbles don’t rise to the top. The regular honey strainer lets a lot of stuff like wax & bits of cocoon through, which I leave in. I think you’d have to raise the temp. too high in order to strain that out. That’s what @Dawn_SD was talking about, that my customers accept.