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  1. #1
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    Hey ya'll,

    We have our first hive of bees and my friend gave me some cappings from when he extracted this year. I would like to make candles and soap this winter. Can anyone recommend good books to read on those two subjects?

    Thanks so much!

    Brent

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    Try Backyard Beekeeping. It has stuff about keeping bees and what to do with the wax at the end. I love all the color pics it has. I would just watch YouTube vids also. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but watching someone else, expecially when the mess up, is worth a million.
    Disclaimer: I know enough to know I don't know anything yet.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Recommendation for books

    I would add a book on making mead and cyser to your wish list...
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Recommendation for books

    Bee Curious,

    What is cyser? Can you make it gluten-free? Also, if you make it and mead and/or beer have you ever made those beverages without using wheat, barley, or rye? I am a celiac and so is my family so that means no grains that contain gluten. We can stuff like oatmeal, rice, millet, sorghum, etc. Could one make a oat/honey beer? Also, do you have any book recommendations?

    Thanks,

    Brent

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    Default Re: Recommendation for books

    Cyser is made with apple juice and honey. I have one little batch that is wonderful. Apple and honey flavors, sweet, with a nice alcohol level.
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Recommendation for books

    Mead is just honey, water, and yeast, so it is grain free. You might be able to do a honey potato vodka.
    Disclaimer: I know enough to know I don't know anything yet.

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