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Thread: Wax removal

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    West Harrison, NY, USA
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    Hi there,

    With the bitter cold temperatures we just had this week I stumbled upon a nice discovery that I should have considered anyway before: I had several boxes full of frames with uneven comb that my bees made this summer during their regresion to 4.9mm cell size. I went to remove the wax in the shed that was at well below freezing and it took me a short while to scape the wax off of around 70 frames. Considering how long it took me last fall when I removed the wax directly of some frames I had just extracted, this was a real pleasure.
    If one lives in a palce like the northeast where the winter is cold, this is definitely the way to go, in my opinion. Now, in the spring/summer I will have to remove some frames in the process of regression. I guess a wax melter will have to then.

    Jorge

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    It's even more dramtic with propolis.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Wyoming MN
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    Or just pop them in the freezer for a couple hours before you scrape them.

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