Rendering Bees Wax

Melted Wax & Slum Gum – not very pretty

Cocoons and more in the melting wax and slum gum during beeswax rendering

Not Very Pretty Yet

Cocoons, wax moth webs, larva, honey, pollen and more in the melting wax and slum gum during beeswax rendering

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2 Responses to Melted Wax & Slum Gum – not very pretty

  1. Kerry says:

    So, what can you do with this mixture. Mine smells like honey but looks like a badly blended chili. Only thing to do is to get the wax out of it?

    • You are half way there with the “bladly blended chili” look (nice visual). the pot had a bit of water in it, as well as the wax, yes? So now you need to filter all that goop out. Like in the blog, I use empty, cleaned milk cartons (a friend uses empty clean yogert containers). I put at least 2 layers of cheese cloth over the top of the open milk carton, and pour the goop though. That should take the most of the bits you don’t want. If you want cleaner, then put it though another 2 layers into yet another milk carton. Let it sit and solidify. The wax block will float on top of the water. Little icky bits will be stuck to the bottom of the block (but you can cut those off later). The nice thing about milk cartons is that you just peel away the side to get the wax out (over a sink or outside, remember water is at the bottom) Hope that helps.

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