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  1. #1
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    Default Beeswax question

    http://www.bulkapothecary.com/produc...FWrZQgodNzMAaQ


    Have any of you ever used wax from here ? I bought some to make some waterproofing mix's but I can't keep it all mixed, I keep getting little pieces that separate out and can't get any mixed consistency, and when the melted wax sets up it gets hard enough you can barely cut it, Im wondering if maybe it's not straight beeswax ??

    Thanks in advance for any response

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    Default Re: Beeswax question

    Never tried their wax, but pure beeswax is very hard when solid. Sometimes I'll drop a large piece on concrete to shatter it into smaller pieces.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Beeswax question

    If it is pure bees wax then it is not filtered. Anytime you process something it is different than what you had to start with.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

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    Default Re: Beeswax question

    acebird,.... That is not true.... unless it has been filtered, (or pocessed in some manner), and impurities (not beeswax) removed, it is not pure beeswax, because it contains impurities, dirt, slumgum, dead bees. leaves etc.

    Being different is not the same as being PURE.

    cchoganjr

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    Default Re: Beeswax question

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    Anytime you process something it is different than what you had to start with.
    Just like you taking a shower, or do you take baths? Through the process you end up different than before the process, you're clean, but you're still an Ace!
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Beeswax question

    Interesting...
    So if I ultra filter honey and take out all the "impurities" then I have pure honey and natural honey is an imitation?
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

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    Default Re: Beeswax question

    I think it is interesting that many feel that the result of a filtering process which removes pollen, wax and also any suspended contaminants actually results in a product that is less pure.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Beeswax question

    Ah oh, down the rabbit hole I go. Ace, as usual, you start your argument with "filter" wax and then switch to "ultra filter" honey.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Beeswax question

    Quote Originally Posted by shane-or. View Post
    Thanks in advance for any response
    Now that your honest question has been thoroughly trashed by Acebird, here is a link to an earlier thread you may find useful:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...il-and-beeswax

    In particular, note the comment by Windfall (post #7)
    Graham
    --- Practical reality trumps philosophy!

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