I have a lot of old plastic frames (unwaxed) that the bees don't like to draw out. I pressure washed them to get off any residue but the bees still won't draw them unless I dip them in beeswax. I bought a melter from a company that is in the shop getting fixed more than it is in use! I need a better system. Any suggestions for a replacement melter? I need it to hold 40-50 lbs of wax and be large enough to dip a 7 5/8" frame. Thanks in advance for any ideas....Chip
BTW.... We have a Maxant water jacketed tank and think their stuff is the best. You could also try a large pot from a restaurant supply place and a turkey frier. We do this also for the really nasty wax.
Waxmelters. Haven't noticed any damage to the plastic and it's set at 212F. Any cooler and it's pretty thick and wasteful of wax. I've done a couple thousand frames and the bees draw it out well with a thin wax coating.
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