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abelltx
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« on: June 09, 2010, 08:32:25 PM »

I did a cut-out the other day, and I have a whole lot of wax. A lot of it has brood and a lot of it has honey. I set it about 20 yards from my bee-hives (2), and noticed they didn't really rob it at all. I tried moving some of it around and spreading it out more, so they'll have more access to the honey comb for sure. I havn't checked on it for two-days so it might be all gone.

My real question is: If I put all of this in my solar-melter and there's still some honey mixed in, will that harm the wax?
I have a screen to filter out the larvae, I have a paper-towel to filter out the finer impurities, but what about excess honey. Will that just get melted into the wax, and no big deal? Should I add water into the gathering bucket to separate the wax from everything else more?
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 09:17:31 PM »

The wax will separate from the honey, not combine. You can just wash it after it hardens.
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