I throw any wax I need to scrape off the frames into a bucket. When I have a little time I clean it up and melt it down to make candles. If you don't want it, I'm sure there is someone near you who would love to have it!
My burr comb tend to be darker and messier than what I'd want in candles. I put it in an old coffee can and when I need to install new frames I paint the frames with this wax. (I use plastic frames, and this seems to encourage the bees to build up the frames faster.)
build a solar wax melter, accumulated burr, old frames, etc will melt down just fine. You would be surprised how much wax you can accumulate over time then trade it to the bee supply house for store credit.
I agree with the solar melter! It doesn't have to be elaborate. Even a cooler with an old double pane window will work.
I save my wax in a Ziplock baggie. I used to do a coffee can, but quickly outgrew it.
As a side note, I never throw my wax on the ground. It seems that my local raccoons LOVE free hand outs. And, once they've received a taste of honey, they try to get into the hives to get their own. This leads to testy bees, which just aren't any fun to work.
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