Type: Posts; User: Candleman
There is another company in Tweed , ON. that sells ivory beeswax.
there is a new company in the Vancouver area that has ivory beeswax www.bcbeeswax.ca
Ian Fraser's new book " A Chandler's Guide to Beeswax Candlemaking " can also be found at www.happyhoneybee.ca
A "spikey" flame is a sign that the wick is too long.
Ian Fraser has started a new company and
written a new book with updated info.
It can be purchased at www.busybeebeeswax.ca
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.
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.
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...
I clean about 50,000 pounds of beeswax a year and this is
the technique that I use.
Fill double walled water jacket wax melter with cappings.
Cover with water and bring to melt with...
Busy Bee Beeswax in Tweed , ON sells ivory white beeswax at reasonable prices.
take a look at their website - www.busybeebeeswax.ca
oh yeah , no problemo. With the water jacket at temp any wax residue
on the inside tank walls will just wipe clean.
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....
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...
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
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...
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...
there is a company in Canada that sells a chuch candle mold
that is 1" x 12" , silicone rubber , no release agent required.
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...