Gum Rosin and pariffin wax
Thanks to both of you, I am kind of proud of my setup.
I got the pariffin wax from http://www.candlewic.com/store/Produ...araffins,p1075
They are $51.50 for 50 pounds I don't think you kind find it cheaper.
The Gum rosin can only come from one place I know of http://www.mannlakeltd.com/catalog/page17.html
That was the only place I could find it, if you ask they will sell you 50 pound quanitys.
I dipped 3 complete hives top covers, inner covers, 2 supers, 2 large broad boxes, hive stand, and base.
It doesn't even go down. Once you buy everything you could dip 50 hives I think.
My purchase was 200 pounds of wax and 50 pounds of gum rosin.
I think I will be OK for the 5 or 10 years.
The tank is 23 inch X 19 inch X 20 inch deep.
If you make one make it about 26" deep, to give your self more boiling room.
I had a friend make it for me. I bought him a 6 pack of beer. hehe
Anyway I will be happy to give you guys more information if you need it.
I moved it inside tonight, it was still hot and liquid inside the center 24 hours later.
The gum rosin has a sweet smell to it.
I believe it to be pine sap gum rosin froom Argentia.