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This is my first time rendering wax but have been harvesting honey and saving my cappings for a few years. A beekeeper who stopped beekeeping probably 15 years ago gave me a bunch of mostly dirty wax the other day, so I figured do one batch with his and then do mine. Anyway, I melted all of his down and got almost 4.5 lbs. The only thing I was not sure about is, is it clean enough. I have attached 2 pictures, 1 of the top of the wax which is clean and the bottom which isn't as clean. Can I just cut the dirt out?

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Looks clean enough to me. Dirty is here right out of the solar melter with slumgum on the bottom. Those dark stains on yours don't look like a problem to me. The consumer has to melt it anyways and can do their cleanup.

 

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One of my batches of orange SHB comb wax, also with minor staining on the bottom.

 

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Where do most people sell the wax?

I was thinking maybe most lip balm, maybe a few candles but if its worth decent money.....
 
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