We are first time beekeepers and have just harvested our honey! The honey is fantastic and now I'm turning my attention to the wax. My hope is to make a few candles.

After allowing the bees to help "clean" the caps, I am left with a beautiful small bucket of caps and ... dead bees. We also have about the same quantity of comb wax that came from hive inspections that also needs cleaning. I have NO IDEA how to even begin cleaning the wax. I was hoping it would be a nice simple process...

Any and all advice would be appreciated.