Wax press1.jpgSo I have been collecting information over the past weeks trying to find a way to begin making my own foundation for my hives....I have noted such devices as presses-(water jacketed) and the like, mills, silicone moulds, etc.... Since I began this hobby, I have just let the bees be bees and make their own comb and until now that was just fine. As I have been thinking of broading my population of the female work force, I have decided to aid the girls with the surplus natural wax that I am collecting. (I practice chemical free beekeeping) My thought on this venture is it will not be cheap initially (but are most things). Please know that all of your advice on this forum is greatly appreciated and has been most helpful in my decision on what peice of equipment I have found and decided is best for my needs.
This is a moulding press that is air cooled (no water hook-ups), uses silicone molds and compressed air to seperate the wax from the moulds. Still it is (unfortunately) expensive, but a better price than it's water-cooled counterparts and certainly cheaper than the mills that I have researched. It is made in Germany.
here is the link: http://www.alfranseder.de/Foundation-Mold.html
Youtube: Place this into url on YT website: mittelwandgussform.mp4
Hope this aides someone else in their affairs.