Hey everybody it’s Jen, I’m going to take you guys through My process for filtering And melting beeswax So if you weeks ago I had an unexpected Honey harvest and I have a ton of wax And so I need to deal with that And I thought what better way then To show you my process for getting it clean And getting into the shape That everybody recognizes as A beautiful block of beeswax so here we go This is what it looks like After you’ve pressed all of the honey out of it So I am moving it from One bucket that has a bunch of holes in the bottom of it For the honey to drain through into a solid bottom bucket, this bucket Will get repeatedly filled with Cold water until the water starts to run it fairly clear Which took me About four or five times And I would just let it sit overnight So I would drain the bucket in the morning Fill it up with cold water and kind of Slosh the wax and junk around in there and then drain it So this is what that looks like After it’s been rinsed out It almost resembles sand or gravel. This other bag Is virgin wax What that means is there’s never been any eggs laid in it This wax was exclusively used For honey and that’s what I took Out of the supers this last summer Notice how it resembles Potato flakes Nobody believes me when I show them this and say this is beeswax This is what beeswax actually looks like Straight from the hive So take a pot make sure it’s not one of your good Pots because you’ll never get the wax out. Just buy something like at a thrift Store or something for like $.25. Make sure it’s just for beeswax melting Then fill the bottom of it up With about 2 inches of water For this size pot for me that was about 2 cups But it depends on the size of pot you get so Just do 2 inches give or take Of water in the bottom of your pot Then put all of your wax In it all the flaky wax And for me it wouldn’t all fit So I had to melt and then add some more flake And then melt it down and add some more flakes As the wax compresses You’ll have more room and you can add I was able to add that entire bag So then we’re going to just stick it on the stove And melt it, now this is on low And you see how fast of a boil it is going So you cannot leave this unattended It will get to this fast of a boil And overflow if you are not There with it and watching it So then were going to take it off of the stove Set it on a cooling rack and go to bed You want to leave this thing to cool down Slowly overnight Don’t stick it in the fridge to help it along You want to let the particles that are inside the wax have time to sink to the bottom And they only can do that if you let it slowly cool overnight So the next morning I take this guy out And dump all the water outside in the grass Because I don’t want any wax particles Even if they’re small getting down my drain Because that’s a recipe for disaster So go outside and dump your water out outside Grab your hunk of wax and your pot and come back inside So then I just Take a towel and a scrape all of the gunk That is along the bottom Until it’s as As clean as I want to get it. And then We repeat So again I’m going to stick this guy back in It’s container And then fill it up with a good 2 inches of water And remelt the thing And do that whole process again let it sit overnight This was my final melting I’m fine with The amount of grit that still left in here But if you’re not just keep melting it down until its Perfectly filtered and it’s the way that You like it. And that is how I melt beeswax.