I got the brilliant idea one day to try and make beeswax candles after reading an article in Mother Earth news about them. Since I have a bunch of hives, I asked my beekeeper if he had any beeswax he could give me.. and he left me this;
This is beeswax after being removed from the hive and it is dirty! Well the article said the best way to melt it was to put it in a cooler with a light bulb overnight, which I did.
But it didn't work at all. I asked around and found an old crockpot that someone didn't use anymore and started melting the wax in that.
|Wicks with wax|
|Filling them up|
|All the way full now|
|Waiting for them to cool|
Once they cooled the popped out pretty nicely but man were they ugly!
Not pretty to look at!