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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 16th year of beekeeping in April 2021. Now there are more than 1300 posts on this blog. Please use the search bar below to search the blog for other posts on a subject in which you are interested. You can also click on the "label" at the end of a post and all posts with that label will show up. At the very bottom of this page is a list of all the labels I've used.

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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Wax from the Solar Wax Melter

Here it is - the gorgeous collection of wax from the solar wax melter this year. I love the yellow golden color and wish I could share the smell with you through the Internet. Wax is delicious to smell when it is melted like this. I am constantly amazed that I can put a glob of wax, dirt, pollen, bee parts, etc. on top of a paper towel and these are the results.

Now I will start the process of trying to create a wax block for the Honey Contest at my Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Club picnic on September 14. Last year I poured the block at least 10 times!
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  1. bekah (beekeeper in KY!)12:32 PM

    do you just use normal paper towel? and it doesnt leave any fuzz?

  2. I use a good quality (brand name) paper towel and no, it leaves no fuzz.


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