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    Default who really makes wax foundation

    I know dadant has a wax plant but a lot of suppliers are buying from them and reselling it. Who else processes raw wax into foundation?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: who really makes wax foundation

    Walter T. Kelley....In my opinion the best wax available.

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    Default Re: who really makes wax foundation

    Walter T. Kelley makes their own. Dadant makes their own. After that, I'm not sure who is buying it from whom.
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    Default Re: who really makes wax foundation

    Does Knorr still sell foundation or only candle stuff?

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    Default Re: who really makes wax foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by suttonbeeman View Post
    Walter T. Kelley....In my opinion the best wax available.
    No question about it, they have a gorgeous wax facility!
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    Default Re: who really makes wax foundation

    The bees don't care, and they never complain, whether I use Dadant or Kelley foundation.

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    Default Re: who really makes wax foundation

    but they may, and you should, depending on the quality of wax they are processing. I would like to know other then heating and presssing how they get the inpurities out of the wax? I have seen pallets of wax sent in to dealers that look like they only melted down the brood comb and sent it in. So now I am down river getting their problems. any thoughts?

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    Default Re: who really makes wax foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by rainesridgefarm View Post
    but they may, and you should, depending on the quality of wax they are processing. I would like to know other then heating and presssing how they get the inpurities out of the wax? I have seen pallets of wax sent in to dealers that look like they only melted down the brood comb and sent it in. So now I am down river getting their problems. any thoughts?
    These are the thoughts that led me to start with a top bar hive, or a foundationless lang. (I chose TBH)

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