Been beekeeping for 7 years now but only just started to use the wax for wraps and candles.
So far so good. Great fun! It's amazing how quick it gets used up.
I found in our shed some rendered wax that was a few years old. All the debris had been scraped off and it appears clean but it's a dull cream colour specially the bottom half.
I googled cleaning wax and found so many posts and articles and suggestions that were advising to use coffee filters.
So I got some and started with a small amount in a wax melter, poured the liquid wax through the coffee filter into a jug.
Trouble is, very little of the wax came through at first, then a bit formed like icicles really slowly and then it just stopped because it was cooling down.
All I got was a couple of spoons full, nice brighter colour but that's it. The rest stuck in the filter!! So I poured it back into the melter.
I did try again with cheese-clothe doubled up, but the wax just poured straight through in a flash. But when it cooled down it was still a dull colour.
1/ Is this block of wax doomed to be a dull cream colour or can I fix it?
2/ Why didn't the coffee filter work when so many people swear by it?
3/ Is there something wrong with this block of wax? can it still be used to make candles?