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IanT
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Cleaning up wax Reply with quote

So, I had to crush and strain honey from some deep frames this weekend. Some of the comb was newer and light colored and some was much dark brood type comb. I washed out the honey, heated it up in water and now is a mix of typical looking bees wax and darker stuff. What proportion of this stuff is useable and what is the best way to separate it?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking solar melter. Might want to try to cut out and separate the cleaner wax, and run it through first. Not sure if any amount of filtering would clean out the heavier brood stuff.
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