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    Default Beeswax prices?

    Hi! I just bought two pounds of triple filtered pure beeswax, which smells amazing and has a nice golden color as well. I paid $12 plus shipping.

    Before I make a larger purchase of bars (to make candles etc) I wanted to figure out what the average prices are so I know I'm not overpaying. I know beeswax is more expensive than other types of wax (with good reason).


    Thanks!

    Natasha

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    I sell my wax for 12/pound. The customers act like they're getting a good deal.

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    $10 per lb. is a common retail price. If you don't mind filtering yourself you can get it for 1/2 that price, or less.
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    An experienced local candle maker would not pay me $6 lb this year for 100lbs. of solar melted honey, she can get filtered blocks from a commercial beekeeper for $5 lb. I did make a sale for $6 to another candle maker.

    Correction: Above I mean solar melted cappings/beeswax. Getting senile is tough.

    Now I had to correct my correction.
    Last edited by odfrank; 12-23-2012 at 12:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    solar melted honey
    Hands down, the cappings wax I melt and filter in my solar melters is more beautiful and fragrant than anything I've ever been able to buy.
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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    Michaels Arts and Crafts sells it for $17 pound retail.

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    I've seen $10/lb either at Michael's or A.C. Moore (can't remember which). Sometimes Michael's has 50% off coupons, which is when I tend to buy "luxury" items. I don't think their wax is as good as Mountain Rose, which runs about $12.50/lb. Locally we pay around $1/oz for the good stuff.

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    Any commercial wax (i.e. Michaels) is probably from China and laden with chemicals.

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    I sell a 25 pound case for $133 shipped, here on the forum. I also sell a retail pack of 16-1 lb bars (each is wrapped) for $92 shipped. These are cheaper then ebay beeswax price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbfarms View Post
    Any commercial wax (i.e. Michaels) is probably from China and laden with chemicals.
    Ew - you're probably right. I never got around to buying the Michaels wax, it just didn't feel or smell right. Hope Mountain Rose's beeswax is good, I still have 3/4 of a pound left.

    Is it worth trying filtering wax for sale or just sell it unfiltered in blocks?

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    Does anyone know a source for regular yellow or white bees wax with a natural fragrance? I received an order and it was almost dark brown. I have never seen this before butI can not use it as it is too dark. I am out of my wax and I use it for candles, but I am getting concerned about contaminated wax. I would like to purchase the wax from a beekeeper so I know the source and I can inquire about any chemicals used in the hives. Some of the wax is coming from around the world and then retailed to the US market. Also does anyone know anything about dark brown wax such as I received. I never saw it before, and the seller is not cooperative.

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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    Have you seen this "golden color" beeswax ad offered for sale by Beesource member The Honey Household?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...eswax-for-sale
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    I've bought wax from him a couple times, good wax @ a fair price.
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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    I have some wax from this years honey harvest melted down and it is around 40-50 lbs , I already have candles made from last years harvest and I am thinking of selling some of my wax , is $10-$12 / pound too high ? I don't have it filtered a lot and I can always do that , if it makes the price better.

    What do you all think ?
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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    I got $20/lb last year.

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    What are you gentlemen using as molds for the wax sales? My Smart Balance Buttery Spread containers just don't look professional.

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    what did you filter it with ? for 20 /lb it must have been very clean !?
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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    I am going with 14.00/lb and any order over 10 lbs is 12.00/lb
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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    How much wax could one expect to get from say, 1x8frame med super?

    Cappings?

    Crush and strain?

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    There is a health food store here that sells their 1 lbers for $28.00. I really don't think they sell all that much.
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