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    Re: Where To Buy Bulk White Beeswax in Canada

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    Re: Where To Buy Bulk White Beeswax in Canada

    There is another company in Tweed , ON. that sells ivory beeswax.
    www.encausticartsupplies.ca
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    Re: Where To Buy Bulk White Beeswax in Canada

    there is a new company in the Vancouver area that has ivory beeswax www.bcbeeswax.ca
  4. Re: candlemaking question and need recommendations on candlemaking books

    Ian Fraser's new book " A Chandler's Guide to Beeswax Candlemaking " can also be found at www.happyhoneybee.ca
  5. Re: candlemaking question and need recommendations on candlemaking books

    A "spikey" flame is a sign that the wick is too long.
  6. Re: candlemaking question and need recommendations on candlemaking books

    Ian Fraser has started a new company and
    written a new book with updated info.
    It can be purchased at www.busybeebeeswax.ca
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    Re: Processing Beeswax

    The acid concentration of vinegar is very weak , I would suggest not using well water or "city " water with chlorine. I recommend rain water with apple cider vinegar.
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    Re: Processing Beeswax

    the apple cider vinegar is used to soften the water , if hard water is used saponification might occur and your beeswax will turn to soap. I use rain water and still add the vinegar.
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    Re: Processing Beeswax

    These paint filters work well on large particles , however if you can see through the screen then the real fine particles that clog the wick will still get through. We used to use milk filter disks...
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    Re: Processing Beeswax

    I clean about 50,000 pounds of beeswax a year and this is
    the technique that I use.
    First stage:
    Fill double walled water jacket wax melter with cappings.
    Cover with water and bring to melt with...
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    Re: Where To Buy Bulk White Beeswax in Canada

    Busy Bee Beeswax in Tweed , ON sells ivory white beeswax at reasonable prices.
    take a look at their website - www.busybeebeeswax.ca
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    processing and storing wax

    oh yeah , no problemo. With the water jacket at temp any wax residue
    on the inside tank walls will just wipe clean.
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    wax cleaning/processing equipment

    I originally bought the single walled 3900WT unit and was very dissappointed
    with it. Now I use it by putting a honey pail inside sitting on bricks. The only
    way to go is the double walled unit....
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    cleaning beeswax

    Thanks for the correction , I type with one finger and sometimes my brain
    gets ahead of my typing finger. I musy have been thinkin' 2-3 days when
    I typed 24-48 . It should read 24 - 48 hours. I'll...
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    beeswax cleaning

    That is great ! Now you have the first stage done. Save up
    enough wax blocks to fill your water jacketted melter , then go
    to the final stage to prepare the wax for candle quality. Put
    about 5"...
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    beeswax cleaning

    As a candle maker my focus is the beeswax. The water helps to remove
    the dirt and honey so it doesn't become bonded to the wax during the
    heating process. The water also helps to moderate the heat...
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    cleaning beeswax

    If you are using a double boiler set up for your initial melting stage make sure you have some water in with the wax . Once all is melted try runnin' the
    whole mess through a piece of strainer cloth...
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    Candle mold

    there is a company in Canada that sells a chuch candle mold
    that is 1" x 12" , silicone rubber , no release agent required.
    www.busybeecandlesupply.ca
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    Cleaning Beeswax

    Once you have removed the honey , leave it out in the yard for
    the bees to feed on it. Once that is done rinse out the remaining
    honey with warm water. A simple double boiler set up can then...
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