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Friday, September 28, 2007

The Art of Polishing a Beeswax block

When my wax block got a blue ribbon, the judge wrote on her card, "Needs to be polished." Who knew? I seriously thought that the only requirements were that the block not have unfiltered junk in the wax and that it be a solid, uncracked block (a hard thing to accomplish).

After googling polishing wax and reading through a lot of sites with the keywords, I finally found two sites that suggest that finished beeswax be polished with nylon pantyhose.

I put a knee-high stocking on my hand and tried it out on the wax block. The first picture is how I polished it - the second shows the gleaming results.

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  1. Anonymous4:37 PM

    Who knew???? Nylon stockings are great for lots of things. We need you Linda for the most up to date info on bee related things.

    Congradulations on the Bee Culture article, which you truly deserve. You are my hero in beekeeping.

    Annette from Placerville


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