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Processing Old Comb

29th June 2008

Processing Old Comb

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The bees are doing great! Justin inspected the hives yesterday, and everyone is ding fine. We do need more supering capacity ASAP- we should place an order for such tonight.

Meanwhile, I processed  some pretty funky old comb today. I want to harvest the beeswax in it, and I think I did OK on that… but next time I won’t wait so long, plus I’m really thinking that a solar-=powered collectoer would be a nice alternative to dealing with it in a more hands-on way. This was comb that had gotten some mold, etc., so we pulled it out of the hives. It’s kinda gross. The wax looks fine, though, so at least we’re getting something out of it… but considering the source, this is wax for use in candles etc., not for the bees!


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