it is warm relative to what a oven normally runs at. If memory serves me right bees wax melts at 160ish so you need to be a bit above that. Like I said you lose some flavor but it works. It also completely separates the wax (floating on top) from the honey. I only do this with capping or crushed comb was that has been in a strainer for a while (few days) and label the jars I collect this way as such so I know it was baked.180 degrees is warm ??