Hi everyone. This is my first year as a beekeeper and it went amazingly well. I ended up with quite a bit of wax after harvesting my honey and went through 2 different filtering methods.
The first method was melting the caps in a crock pot and then straining it through some panty hose into a piece of tupperware. That worked well to give me some more honey and a block of wax but the wax was still a bit dark. So then I tried the boiling method, boiling it with some water and then draining the water after the wax solidified. I did this 3-4 times and each time the wax ended up with this white film on the bottom of it. If I wash it with hot water, most of it comes off, but after doing another boil, I get quite a bit again.
Is this normal? When I melt this down for lip balms, lotions, candles, etc. do I need to worry about it? And, what is it? Thanks!