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

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    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

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    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.
     
  3. JAPJRGIRL21

    JAPJRGIRL21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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