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Beeswax purification
- Oct 22, 2018 -

The purification of beeswax needs to be first melted and then purified. The capping wax is generally very clean, but there are always a lot of black waste on it. The old nest spleen is more scum than the new nest spleen and the color is darker. Therefore, it is best to separate the two beeswax. There are many kinds of methods for melting beeswax. 

Common waxing devices include: daylight beeswax purifier, various beeswax purifiers with steam or hot water, and double-layer steamer. When the bee colony is small, it is better to use a daylight beeswax extractor, but this method only works when the weather is sunny in summer. The basic requirements for the daylight beeswax extractor are: insulated wooden boxes; a metal slot or frame for waxing, usually stainless steel, but without iron, because iron contaminates the beeswax; filter the filter to filter the residue, under the filter There are containers for collecting beeswax; double-layer transparent sliding doors or windows. The top frame is made of black to help absorb heat, and the front is fitted with wheels for easy movement. Usually the daylight melting wax can handle an average of six groups of bees per year. In order to expand the capacity, it can be modified on the original basis, the basic frame is unchanged, the outer layer is 5mm thick, and it is painted with polyurethane. 

Using a wooden frame, a buffer is placed on the metal plate and the parts are bonded with epoxy. The commonly used insulating material is black. Directly using a heat source, the beeswax is not easily melted and must be bathed in water. Beeswax is a flammable substance, so avoid operating it where there is a source of ignition. Once the beeswax has melted, it should be kept at 64 ° C for a while, then filtered with fine cotton cloth, a clean old handkerchief, medical gauze, and the like.

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