“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau
Now, that proves it, Bill. If you had bought them tools, maybe they wouldn't be ex's.
About the only thing that will work is to dissolve the wax with Carbon tetracloride. Does a good job, wash the pots well before using them again though.
The best way to clean up that mess you made is to pour boiling water over anything that has wax on it and while it is still very hot wipe like crazy with a rag or paper towels and absorb the melted wax. You may have to do this several times but eventually everything will clean up.
Bee just and just bee
Can you say OOPS???
\"ONLY WHEN THE LAST RIVER HAS BEEN DRIED UP<br />THE LAST TREE BEEN CUT DOWN<br />THE LAST WILD FISH CAUGHT<br />WILL MAN REALIZE YOU CAN\'T EAT MONEY\"<br />GHANDI (?)
Carbon Tetrachloride? Are you serious?
Sounds like shooting a squirrel with an elephant gun...there are better safer ways of doing it, even if it is more work....
Besides the chocolate for the wife, make sure you buy some beer for the plumber...Never ever wash wax down drains. It WILL clog your plumbing.
now i know why solar melters are so popular... it's all OUTSIDE!
When your ship comes in, make sure you are willing to unload it.
To rub salt in the wound you'll someday notice that most veterans ignore the oath and are telling us this stuff all along. I can't explain why I don't hear it. You'll recognize it when you hear yourself moan, "Oh, that's what he/she/they meant..."
I think this is the source of the snickers and jeers you'll hear every now and again in the company of other beekeepers.
... Did you hear the story of John's first harvest? He was telling me all about how honey was on everything all over the house! The funny part is last month I was telling him to line his harvest area with cardboard and have newspaper at the ready... <snicker>