Re: Got Honey!!
Kelbor,some wash their wax and make mead with the wash water. Others wash and feed water back to bees. And still some let the bees just clean the wax of honey. I wash and discard wash water for now, maybe I will try mead making later. Then I use a large old pot just for melting wax. A gallon of water and bring to boil, then add wax a little at a time. I have an old screen seave which I use to clean out debris in wax. Once I have skimmed it clean, I pour into plastic bucket and let cool. Afterward when cool, pop wax cake out and wash the water side off. And scrape the propolis off and wash again. You can youtube fatbeeman and see him render wax, I do it the same way. Also you can youtube German skep videos and see them do it too.
God Bless and Enjoy Your Hobby!
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