bees wax

Discussion in 'Products of the Hive' started by Zookeep, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    ok so I found I could not wait for the sun to do the wax I needed for soaps and lip balms, we are now using a double boiler setup to melt and clean the wax, took about 30 min to set up and melt a 2.5 lb bar, and I could have done alot more in the same time but thats all I had put in the setup.
     

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  2. PerryBee

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    Nice looking wax, Zookeep. I'm getting ready to do the same.
    I found this web site http://snapguide.com/guides/clean-and-render-beeswax/
    It's a nice step by step guide to cleaning beeswax. I have seen several methods, but this looks easy enough since I'm not doing a great deal.
     
  4. Minz

    Minz Member

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    Perry, that’s what I did with mine (Wok). Put in comb, and I think some of it had as much bees as wax (burr with a lot of brood). Boiled it with some vinegar and dumped it though an old nylon (not mine) ha ha in to a plastic coffee can. I just broke out the wax and poured out the water.
     
  5. blueblood

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    Sounds plausible to me Perry.

    Minz: ..."dumped it though an old nylon (not mine) ha ha..." :lol: