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    Default Bees wax

    Hey to you commercial beeks, Can you tell me what you all use for molds. I have a cook and beals wax melter and been using molds that I bought at cash and carry. I would like to know what others use. When turning them over some wax sticks to tubs, after a few uses they are breaking. Any hints would be great. I'm almost done with this season but would like to be ready for next. Cook and beals has a Bulk tank that the wax from melter goes in. This tank is great don't have to baby sit it all the time.

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    Looks like Chris Werner uses sterilite wash tubs
    http://youtu.be/TVGUzgb43vU
    Last edited by Beeslave; 08-18-2013 at 10:19 PM.
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    Default Re: Bees wax

    If there is an industry standard, it's probably this.
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...ct/HD-732.html
    Putting a little water in the bottom before pouring in your hot wax will make the cakes mich easier to remove upon cooling.
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    Like Jim wrote, put watter in whatever pan or bucket or mold that you use.

    I know one outfit running a cpl thousand hives that uses one gallon buckets as molds. They make the nicest wax in the State. I know other folks who use 5 gallon buckets. Another outfit that renders cappings or combs uses pans like you might see at a slaughter house. I used to use bread pans. But I only had a small melter. All sorts of ways. But water used in every one of them.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Bees wax

    Quote Originally Posted by Beeslave View Post
    Looks like Chris Werner uses sterilite wash tubs
    http://youtu.be/TVGUzgb43vU
    that is an awesome link
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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