Easy Solar Wax Melter

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by velacreations, Apr 15, 2013.


  1. velacreations

    velacreations Monkey+

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    We've been raising bees for a while in our top bar bee hives. With a top bar hive, you produce a lot of extra wax. To use that wax, you need to melt it and filter it. This solar powered wax melter is perfect for the job. Just throw in your comb and put it in the sun!

    You'll need some basic materials to put this together, but it should last a lifetime.

    For detailed instructions, please visit:
    Solar Wax Melter - VelaCreations

    More photos:
    Solar wax melter - a set on Flickr
     
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  2. Lower48Doc

    Lower48Doc Off Grid Research

    Hi there! I came across a post of yours and then checked out your blog. I am doing research on off grid living in the Pacific Northwest. If you have a moment I'd love to talk to you. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
     
  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Had any problem with Africanized Bees? I discontinues bee keeping a while back due to FIRE ANTS and Africanized Bees. Still have the gear including extractor. I figure to buy some of the new bee clothes before I restart. I still have about 40 lbs of pressed bee hive foundation.
     
  4. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    Fire ants and bees don't mix? Didn't know that.
     
  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Bees sting once, Fire Ants sting forever.
     
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