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  1. Re: adventures in lip balm...plz share advice and recipes

    Try Googling recipes...there's a bazillion ways of making lip balm.

    There's a couple of cautions on making lip balms. Here's just a couple of quick thoughts off the top of my head.
    First off,...
  2. Thread: honey jelly

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    Re: honey jelly

    The recipe I used was also the 3 cups honey, 1 cup water and 1 pouch of liquid pectin.

    I used Certo Sure Jell and it's single pouch weighed out to be 3 oz. I guess I didn't even know it came in...
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    Re: honey jelly

    Yup, the honey jelly that I made seemed to take awhile to set up. I was a little disappointed right after I made it...it was pretty runny. I gave it a while and it firmed right up.

    I can...
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    Re: What exactly is needed to make candles?

    I too would recommend the silicon molds from Mann Lake. One of the things that's hardest about candle making is deterimining which wick to use. Mann Lake recommends the wicks for their mold. No...
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    Re: honey jelly

    Just made some of the plain honey jelly over the weekend. What a super simple recipe! Turned out wonderful. I'm excited to get some fresh fruit and try the juice instead of water recipe!

    How...
  6. Thread: pricing per oz.

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    Re: pricing per oz.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/buttons/reply.gif

    Oh man! You are so inside my head right now. On many different levels. I'm glad to know that what I'm feeling right now isn't unique. ...
  7. Thread: pricing per oz.

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    Re: pricing per oz.

    Wow. That's an incredibly great and simple way of looking at it!

    Case in point: I'm getting ready for a sale at a local art gallery. (different from the rural gift shop owner.) It's an open...
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    Re: pricing per oz.

    Thanks, honeyshack, you bring a host of valid points to the table. Clear, concise and informative comments to put into consideration when pricing. Much food for thought, thank you.

    I do realize...
  9. Thread: pricing per oz.

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    pricing per oz.

    I did some research on here to find out how much to charge for a 100% beeswax candle. I found an old thread on the subject from 2009.

    That thread indicated that the going rate was $1.00 per ounce...
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    Re: Beeswax Polish: can I sell it?

    Wow! Thank you so much for the detailed explanation. Very helpful and much appreciated.
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    Re: Beeswax Polish: can I sell it?

    Mineral spirits or mineral oil?

    Some of the recipes I've read say mineral spirits not mineral oil. Same thing or different? I'm thinking those two things are completely different.

    Or is...
  12. Thread: Selling Honey

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    Re: Selling Honey

    Great way to think "outside of the box" so to speak is to check with local resturants or caterers to see if they use honey in any of their recipes.

    We've got a caterer friend who bought three...
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    Re: greetings from MN

    Two towns over going east!?!?! Ya gotta be in Darwin! (Home of the Twine Ball!) Greetings!

    Thanks for the warm welcome(s) to the site everyone!
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    Re: candle questions

    Beekeeper sd: I'm not making container candles out of the beeswax, I'm making containers out of container wax. I got a bunch of candle wax from a Craigslist ad. Most if it was container wax and...
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    Re: candle questions

    I guess I've never rendered wax in the microwave. Never really thought about trying it there. Apparently it's a good thing that I didn't. Just for the sake of my curiousity...what happens when...
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    Re: greetings from MN

    LOL! Smart woman! Can't get too much by on us Minnesota ladies! We're much too bright for any sort of nonsense.

    My hubby offered to get me a suit but I turned him down flat. Thanks but no...
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    Re: candle questions

    Ah. I see. Pouring too hot. Ok, good to know. Interesting about the not letting the wax go over over 180 degrees to pour...

    Even though you've said that rendering in water seems to protect it...
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    Re: candle questions

    Thanks for the answers Bee Bliss!

    When I pour my wax it's right from the oven at the 200/225 degrees F. Is that too hot? What would be approximate right temp?

    So you heat your metal temp...
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    greetings from MN

    My DH has been beekeeping for about 3 years. He has 10 hives and does pretty well. I, on the other hand, have tons of questions to ask regarding the honey and wax. :)

    I'm an avid crafter and...
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    candle questions

    Let me give you my wax rendering process and you tell me if it's good enough for candle making, 'Kay? Here goes:

    Glop the cappings (and sometimes some old frame wax) into a pair of knee-high...
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