Using Beeswax

 

 

Using Beeswax


Melting Beeswax-  How to Melt Beeswax


Melting beeswax can be done in many devices that are available to melt wax cappings, old honeycombs and scrapings, some of the most commonly used are the electric wax melter, solar wax melter, steel chests, steel heated chests and the most common is a double broiler.


The melting point of beeswax is between 62 – 64 degrees C 143-148 degrees F

Discolorization of beeswax will occur if heated abover 85 degrees C 185 degrees F

Flashpoint of beeswax is 204.4 degrees C 399.9 degrees F

The temperature that Beeswax becomes pliable at 100 degrees F


Beeswax is impervious to water, resists mildew and little materials will affect it, does not melt in the sun but the sun will bleach it.  Beeswax burns very slowly and has the fragrance of flowers, honey and pollen.

Do NOT let water boil when melting wax, use low heat and due care and attention! 

Melting Wax in microwave is NOT recommended, as you can overheat and cause it to ignite.


How to Prevent Wax from Cracking

 

The best way to prevent wax from cracking is to allow the wax to cool at room temperature, also coating the molds you are using with grease or soapy water will prevent the wax from sticking to the sides.  Cooling the wax at room temperature will also reduce cracking and with large pieces of wax even using a insulation method to harden the wax can be beneficial to decrease the chances of cracking.

 

Cleaning Raw Wax

If you are looking to clean raw beeswax  and you are looking to clean a simple process is melting the wax in a tub of water so the dirt and other materials sink to the bottom and the wax will float on the top, then you simply use a ladle to skim the wax off the surface of the water.

 

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