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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    There must be more of a wax market where you folks live. I advertise $6. a pound solar melter wax on Craigslist for months at a time and only occasionally get a taker. One woman buys from another guy for $5. And Mann Lake will only pay me what? $2.25?

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    I have an Amish friend who I get some from for $3.00 a lb.

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    Is all wax the same, no. I'd be sure to know your supplier and how the wax was processed before knowing if the price is good or not. The smell of coumaphos or fluvalinate may not be the smell you're after.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob46cc View Post
    How much wax could one expect to get from say, 1x8frame med super?

    I get about 2lbs. from a ten frame deep box of brood comb.

    Cappings? About 2% the weight of the honey.

    Crush and strain?
    No data here.

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    I make beeswax candles, soaps, and creams. I have a local beekeeper that I work with and he charges $2.50 a LB. (yes I know its cheap). Its solar melted and has some smalls impurities. I have to re-melt it and filter it before I use it.

    I have another supplier in Washington State that charges me 5.50 a lb which includes shipping to Illinois. I see the prices on ebay an laugh. There is no way I would be wax for $10+ a pound. I would have to charge $40.00 for my candles!

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    Im selling my wax from capping for $3.60 per lbs. Thats the best wholesale price here.
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    We render thousands of ponds. Prices vary from 4-6 dollars a pound.

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    Slum wax included

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    I have a bunch of treatment-free wax blocks laying around that someone wants to purchase from me. What kind of premium should one expect from treatment-free wax?
    www.savebeesflorida.com (Honeybee removals and top bar hives)

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    This is my 7th year of beekeeping. Treatment free all of those years. All of my wax cappings are in baggies in the freezer. Sounds like I need to thaw them out and set up a solar melter! Unless people buy bags of frozen cappings mixed with residual honey. Do they?

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    I buy capping, but my the semi load. Set up a small melter and render it up so the moths won't mess with. Then when someone comes along that is looking for wax, you can sell it. A good 5 gallon bucket full of capping will produce you a pound or two of wax if you know what you are doing.

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