Tag Archives: solar

Minding your own Beeswax

A couple of months ago we heard about a process at the Franklin Bee Club to clean up dirty Beeswax from your solar wax extractor or direct from your capping’s bucket. We had some left over wax from last years honey harvest that needed cleaning up. (1) You need some type of gas cooker (we […]

We made a Solar Wax Extractor

We have been using a series of plastic boxes and bits of paper towel as a solar wax extractor, but these only worked when the day was hotter than hell.  So we designed a Solar Wax Extractor from parts found around the house. I built a box big enough to hold the $6 baking tray […]

Candles another Gift from the Bees

We will have been extracting wax from the hives for a while now, using a solar wax extractor. We finally got around to getting some wick and made some candles, bought the glasses from a store called Spotlight here in Auckland. We are sure you can find a similar glass in your local area; they […]