Bucket of cappings, hmmmmmm
So, I just extracted 500 pounds of honey and ended up with a 5 gal bucket full of cappings. The bucket it is in has lots of holes in the bottom, and I left it in the sun, in a black bag for a day. The wax still seems to have a fair bit of honey in it.
Re: Bucket of cappings, hmmmmmm
We usually rinse our capping several times. Then we melt them in water to dilute the honey more. The wax rises to the top of the water & hardens when it cools. Depending on what you're doing with the wax, it will require more filtering after that.
Only got 3/4 of a bucket so far, but the most we ever extracted at one time was 250#