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  1. #1
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    Default Decoloring Beeswax

    Does anyone know what the process is to decolor th wax so that it is white??

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    Default Re: Decoloring Beeswax

    Leave itout in the sun, it will bleach some that way naturally.

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    Default Re: Decoloring Beeswax

    Sunlight works fairly quickly if the wax is thin. Of course it also melts it, so you need a container. If it's 1/8" thick or so it bleaches in a day or two.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Decoloring Beeswax

    Go onto the Brushy Mountain Bee Farm website and visit their video library, they have an excellent video on beeswax!

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    Default Re: Decoloring Beeswax

    I have seen some folks beeswax candles where every candle is a bright lemony yellow and every candle perfectly identical in color. I wonder how they do that. Mine looks good, but even all new cappings wax comes out in different shades and none of them are that bright yellow.

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    Default Re: Decoloring Beeswax

    Some beeswax is that color. The color is from pollen containing a lot of beta carotene. I suppose one could buy some beta carotene and use it to accomplish the same thing...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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