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Offline PeeVee

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separating propolis
« on: March 12, 2012, 09:30:11 AM »
Yesterday I started cleaning up some frames and boxes. That process put quite a mixture of stuff in my trash bucket. So, is there a process to separate the propolis from the bits of wax, bits of wood, and bits of trash?
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Re: separating propolis
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 07:59:16 AM »
Some people dissolve it in alcohol an filter it.

Some just pick through it and remove the trash.
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Re: separating propolis
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 04:01:17 PM »
Some people just sweep it up with the rest of the dirt under the work table and toss it.    :-D

Offline Rich V

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Re: separating propolis
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 06:02:54 PM »
Freeze it,  smash it up while it's still frozen then put it into a bowl of water and swirl it around. This will let  the debris float to the top. You may have to do this a few times. I also after doing this, filter it in a solar wax melter.

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Re: separating propolis
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 12:58:46 AM »
Thanks all for the replies. I had searched previously and had not found good answers. My daughter is a massage therapist and has asked me for propolis. I guess it has therapeutic value. I have read of tinctures made with grain alcohol. I just dislike wasting a natural product.
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