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  1. #1
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    Default Cappings

    I know that wax is supposed to be another revenue stream, but. . .

    What is everybody doing with their cappings (besides storing them in barrels behind the honey house

    Do most commercial folks render them or sell them (to who?)

    Thanks,
    David

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    solar melt them down, MannLake will buy it.
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    I was told that some or most equipment suppliers will take wax trade against a order you make from them, I never tried it but heard they do.
    Ted

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    "besides storing them in barrels behind the honey house"

    I would NOT store them in a barrel, IF you have SHBs around the will make a MESS of them!! Melt them and then store.
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    I have a Maxant capping melter, from the 80's. Melts the cappings, and doesn't burn the honey. I sell the wax to candle makers, or trade for foundation.

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    Does anyone know the current price in a barrel?
    Or who buys them?

    Dave H.

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    Default Cappings Rendering

    We will melt your cappings and give you 100% of the wax. Clean and cast into 35lb blocks. We keep the burned honey. Located in Southern Colorado. Capping must be in 50 to 70 gallon drums.

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    Default rendering cappings

    That is a great deal!

    I have an oven that holds 4 drums. When I do it for neighbors I keep 50%.

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    Default cappings

    I guess the stipulation I should mention is that the capping must be wet/not spun so that we do get some honey. Spun capping we could buy for 1.50/lb.

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