Bee wax candle makers, question for you

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Carols Clucks, May 24, 2011.

  1. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    What is the best method for melting down and filtering "raw" bees wax?

    I don't mean for just a handful, I will have a wheel barrows worth. Some is pretty clean already, other is really dark (not sure if grimy or from darker wax)

    My dad was a bee keeper and we have located his "stash" in the garage.

    I should mention, he had filtered it once, these are "bricks" but it looks pretty impure and we want to package up and hopefully sell most of it.
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    That's a lot of Bee's Wax. I hope someon can help you. I'm sorry I can't and I don't know anyone who could help you.

    JAPJRGIRL21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    I have not done any of our beeswax yet, but I have been told the best method is the double boiler and then strained through cheesecloth to remove the impurities.

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