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Offline Foxhound

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What can you do with extra wax?
« on: August 17, 2012, 09:45:23 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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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 10:46:46 PM »
My wife makes lip balms and lotion bars from the cappings wax.

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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 10:52:10 PM »
I've considered trying out lip balm...  Any tips/ suggestions?

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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 11:36:08 PM »
You can sell it to me.

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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 12:33:45 AM »
ask annette.  she makes great stuff!
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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 12:50:39 AM »
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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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 07:29:06 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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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012, 08:51:44 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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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 08:58:14 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

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Re: What can you do with extra wax?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2012, 05:58:57 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.