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Hi there, 

I would like to become a beekeeper and have my own bees. But I do not know much about the process. Is there anyone in Dunedin that is willing to mentor me pretty please??

 

 I also would like to make honeywax candles but am unsure on what filtering is required of the wax and if its doable at home so if there are any candle makers out there, would you mind giving me a few tips??

 

Regardless, still want my own beehive :3

Thank you

 

 

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Welcome to the forum @Lauren916.

Finding a mentor is the best way to learn beekeeping, and a good place to start looking is the local bee club. I think /hope@tudor might be able to help you find the club in your area.

Second best is to spend hours on here reading and asking questions.

I make a few molded candles with my wax, but am far from able to give tips. Apparently the right size wick and priming it is required. However I don't think anyone who has received a candle from me has ever lit it yet.?

Home wax processing is easy enough. Just don't ever expect to use the equipment for anything else ever again....but first...bees and looking after them.

 

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8 hours ago, Lauren916 said:

Hi there, 

I would like to become a beekeeper and have my own bees. But I do not know much about the process. Is there anyone in Dunedin that is willing to mentor me pretty please??

 

 I also would like to make honeywax candles but am unsure on what filtering is required of the wax and if its doable at home so if there are any candle makers out there, would you mind giving me a few tips??

 

Regardless, still want my own beehive :3

Thank you

 

 

dunedin club used to be good, likely still is.

where in dunedin are you? i've still got some involvement with some hives out at tomahawk, although not down there all that often

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