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  1. #1
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    Default Can I use crush-and-strain wax from frame started with foundation?

    Sorry for the most basic of questions. This is my first harvest.

    Can I use the wax from my crush and strain process to make lip balm even though the frame was started with foundation (and therefore the foundation wax is mixed in with my girls' wax)? The foundation was from Brushy Mtn.

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    Default Re: Can I use crush-and-strain wax from frame started with foundation?

    yes you can, was it crimp wired foundation? If so you just have to pull the wires out as you crush.
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    Default Re: Can I use crush-and-strain wax from frame started with foundation?

    Thanks, I was just checking! This is going to be fun!!

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    Default Re: Can I use crush-and-strain wax from frame started with foundation?

    Yes, absolutly, use it all.

    I take all wax/honey mix and wires and everything and place it in a pan of boiling water.

    This first melt will allow some debris to settle out (including wires). I let it cool and solidify overnight. I then melt again using solar wax melter or double boiler (no water) and filter the wax.

    Let cool and re-solidify and it is nice and clean and ready to use for candles or lip balm etc.

    You probably already know this, but if you use brood comb you will not get much usable wax. The cocoons just soak up most of the wax - but that is another thread......
    Troy

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