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I have been melting wax and putting them into moulds or pots but unfortunately when the wax sets, it splits or cracks at the surface. See the pic below. How do I prevent this from happening? I'd like to have a smooth top surface. I note in the "Practical Bee..." book it says that if 'wax cools rapidly the blocks will crack.' I have been doing this on warm/hot days so not sure what the solution is, apart from a warm-turned-off oven which I don't think is ideal. Thanks.
If I do not want to paint my boxes after wax dipping them, is there any way, or type of paint I can use to paint my registered beekeeper number onto the boxes before wax dipping them? Anybody with experience with what happens to paint on boxes when they get wax dipped?
Hi there, first of all, I am a newbee to this forum and it's great to be here :-) I would like to know how much kg of wax bees need to produce to draw out FD, 3/4 and HD wax foundation in supers. Would anyone of you be able to give me an informed estimate please? Basically I am after the weight of a blank 10 frame super with undrawn foundation vs. the weight of that same super after extraction and cleaning by the bees (i.e. no residual honey). Many thanks and keep up the great work, Nils