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  1. Products of The Hive
    Hello All, Beeswax and what to do with it. After collecting beeswax for four years and rendering it several times through my improved solar wax melter gave me the idea to build a wax melter to draw candles and fill forms for candles. (The improvement on my solar melter is a 170 watt heat lamp...
  2. Products of The Hive
    Forgive me if this question has been asked before on the forum - I couldn't see it anywhere. I'm making beeswax candles with coconut oil (1 cup coconut oil to 1 kg wax). I'm pouring them into candle jars, and I'm trying to make it so the wax either sticks completely to the jar, or else pulls...
  3. Welcome Forum
    Hi, I'm Beebuggy. At the present time I'm a beeswax candle maker. This is my second season making candles for family gifts, for myself and this year I've started selling. I love everything about beeswax candles and especially love teaching folks about why beeswax is best. I have plans to...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Two questions: 1) I did ten batches of processing combs into beeswax using a double boiler at 170 degrees. Two of my batches had old dirty combs from a source I am not sure of. All my batches turned into a nice golden color except two had a brown color. I read that old comb can turn this color...
  5. Where To Buy . . .
    I am presently using the metal 6 votive mold, but was wondering if there is a better setup for doing this type of candle. For those of you who make beeswax votives, which mold do you find works the best for you? Thanks in advance for your advice!
  6. Bee Forum
    I would like help on equipment that I need to purchase. 1. I would like to purchase a tank for creaming honey. 2. I would like to process (liquefy and melt) cappings and beeswax. To save costs, I would like to know if I could get by with just purchasing the Maxant honey creamer, which is...
  7. Products of The Hive
    I'm makeing a few candles. What should I do in order to sell at some small markets that im selling honey at? Am I required to have some kind of warning sticker on them? Are there any kind of regulations or legalities when selling beeswax candles. Also if I want to make and sell some lip balms...
  8. Products of The Hive
    My mom is getting into candle making and I am some how getting dragged into it. :doh: We are ordering molds from mann lake and the price adds up quickly. :eek: We have the following molds ordered- 6 tube metal mold set of 8 tealights set of 4 votives spruce tree behive votive set tulip(mom...
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