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  1. #1
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    Default Sealing Muth jars

    After filling a one pound Muth jar with honey, I dipped the cork in melted beeswax and stuck it in the jar. After it cooled I inverted the whole jar and dipped the mouth in the beeswax about 3/4" . It looks really nice. Then I got to thinking, maybe I shouldn't have dipped the cork in the wax first. This may leave bits of wax in the mouth of the jar. How do you do it ?

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    Default Re: Sealing Muth jars

    I just put the cork in the bottle, then invert it (the corked bottle) and dip into melted beeswax. Haven't ever dipped just the cork first so don't know if it would leave bits of wax in the honey. The top of the cork seems to *absorb* the wax. Don't know if it actually does or not, it just looks like it to me.

    Will be interested to see what others say :-)

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    Default Re: Sealing Muth jars

    I have a bunch of Muth jars my retailers don't want me to use due to safety concerns. Please post a pic of that wax dipped thing, they might like that.
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
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    Default Re: Sealing Muth jars

    Charlie,

    Did you put the shrink wrap bands on them?

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    Tom

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    Default Re: Sealing Muth jars

    I didn't think of that at the time but now I need to do something to get rid of all these muth jars I bought. I'll try to pitch them with the shrink wrap bands and see what they say. They all really like the plastic bottles with the squeeze caps.

    Thanks,
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Sealing Muth jars

    This is a cool idea! We use these muth jars with the shrink wrap bands and nobody complains. But melted wax would really be attractive. Anybody have a photo to post?

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