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adamhickman
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« on: August 17, 2012, 08:45:23 PM »

After you have melted and strained your leftover comb, what do you use your wax for? Beekeeping related or not.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 09:46:46 PM »

My wife makes lip balms and lotion bars from the cappings wax.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 09:52:10 PM »

I've considered trying out lip balm...  Any tips/ suggestions?
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 10:36:08 PM »

You can sell it to me.

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 11:33:45 PM »

ask annette.  she makes great stuff!
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 11:50:39 PM »

i just sold some to a guy that I am helping out.  He used it to make a polish for one of his projects.  he does CNC on wood.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 06:29:06 AM »

"I've considered trying out lip balm...  Any tips/ suggestions?"

Use the best ingredients you can find, including the essential oils used for scent/flavor. Some of the cheaper ones just don't smell right or can foul pretty quickly. You will find that beeswax balms will do way more for a persons skin than just about any commercial product out there that does not contain it.   

It has to be pretty easy or the wife wouldn't be messing with it.

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012, 07:51:44 AM »

You can sell it to me.

Steve


How much can you sell wax for? Do you have to sell it in certain weights or shapes? Will a beekeeper who doesn't use chemicals get more for their wax?
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 07:58:14 AM »

I use some on hand rubbed wood finishes, also to 'wax' guitars.

If I still skied, I would wax my skis with it. 

Door frame lubricant.

Candles

The list is actually endless.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 04:58:57 PM »

My wife sells it also with the honey sells.   $5 a block and the blocks are about a pound, give or take.  And this is a cheap price, but they are not for show. 
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