I had a lady reach out to me today, wishing to purchase beeswax. I have a few pounds melted down that I doubt I'll use anytime soon. But I don't know what's a fair price.
It is not top of the line quality from honey supers only. It was mostly old brood comb from cutouts or from my own hives that died out for whatever reason. It all has that brownish/yellow hue to it, so not white by any means.
She said she wants it to dabble with making candles. I just briefly read in another thread on here that if it was used for brood comb it has a bad smell to it. I have noticed a smell as I render it down, but I don't know that I would consider it bad. It is not pleasant like lavender or something, but it's not beetle rot repulsive either.
So I know I bought a brick from HObby Lobby one time that was I think about $15/lb. It was premium white beeswax. Is $5/lb for my rough stock too much? Or too little? I'm not looking to get rich, I only have few pounds. But I don't want to just give it away either. After all, I have all the candle making stuff myself, but just haven't used it yet.
So what's the thoughts? What's a fair price to ask based on the conditions?