Sunday, November 17, 2013
Rendering Bees Wax :0)
Well we start off with bees wax that we have collected through out the summer and melt it down in a double boiler. The gold honey scented wax will rise to the top and the sludge will sink to the bottom.
Once we have poured off most of the golden wax we will then strain the sludge out of the remaining wax.
This pile of brown weirdness is the sludge that is left over. It is made up of propolis, honey, bee parts, and pollen. We save all of this "stuff" to use in skin creams, lip balms, and scrubs. It looks a little crazy but it holds all of the amazing healing elements of a honey bee hive!
Posted by Dancing Bee Apiary at 2:00 PM