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  1. #1
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    Default wax dipping

    how many beekeepers wax dip there equipment, I'm thinking about doing this as a side business.
    I have about 80,000 lbs of food grade soy wax

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    Default Re: wax dipping

    I do, I dip any wooden ware that that goes outside.
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    Default Re: wax dipping

    do you dip your self or farm it out, do you have any pic ??

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    Default Re: wax dipping

    My concern would be the melt temp and durability of soy wax.

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    Default Re: wax dipping

    At 122 degrees, Soy wax melts. So, I would suggest maybe adding something to harden it a little and raise the melting point. I read, maybe stearic acid would and possibly sulfur. I do not know how bees would respond to sulfur. Just My2Cents

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    Default Re: wax dipping

    I dip in beeswax and rosin. The rosin changes it a lot. Straight beeswax melts on sunny days and makes a mess. The beeswax rosin mix doesn't.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: wax dipping

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    do you dip your self
    Boy, that would be hot....

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    Default Re: wax dipping

    TB, now that was funny.
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