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doganjo

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Re: Honey
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2010, 10:51:56 am »
Do you make things with the wax too?  I haven't got hives yet, but I bought a couple of wee bars of wax and some dye and wicks, as well as a  wee plastic microwave saucepan.  All I need now is some moulds and I can try it out.  I have seen some really pretty things - my daughter brought me back some honey, mead, and the cutest little wax beehive candle from the Chain Bridge honey Farm at Berwick.
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hennypenny

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • North Cornwall
Re: Honey
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2010, 02:05:45 pm »
Not really......its a bit wasted to be honest....

doganjo

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Re: Honey
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2010, 04:15:14 pm »
Oh it is wasted - what a shame. :'(  A friend and I went to the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh last month and spent a third of our time there in the Bee keepers tent - I couldn't believe all the beautiful things they make with the wax.  I am definitely going to have a go.
http://www.beeswaxcandles4u.co.uk/?gclid=CJip89PImKMCFRdBlAodvnpupQ
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RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: Honey
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2010, 04:49:40 pm »
http://www.candlemaking.uk.com/

Thornes keep most of the stuff you need to start candles making with bees wax. You can get lost for hours in their catalogue , well quite a while anyway....
 I made one ...yes one !! candle from some wax last year I think it was . I used home produced wax from my bees, and even a home made wick , made from home grown hemp , home retted and spun (just twisted between my fingers actually !! ) , I soaked it in salt water before making the candle , dried it then dipped it in melted wax till it was a candle . It burns with a beautiful green tinted flame , and smells of honey !!! So much better than burning petro chemical candles , giving off poison fumes and even lead !!!!
 I have made many candles before , just not from my own bees wax .

cheers

Russ

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Honey
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2010, 06:47:15 pm »
Not really......its a bit wasted to be honest....

melt it into bars and sell it!  just a rectangular mould from wood or plastic tub should do...
Little Blue

doganjo

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Re: Honey
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2010, 07:37:33 pm »
Not really......its a bit wasted to be honest....

melt it into bars and sell it!  just a rectangular mould from wood or plastic tub should do...
I paid 1.25 each for two tiny bars about 3 inches long by one inch wide.
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