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Thread: Beeswax prices?

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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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    Default Re: Beeswax prices?

    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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