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The transformation of wax

Suzanne Blakestone

I thought I'd share with you the cleaning process the beeswax goes through from collection from the beekeeper to being made into Suz E Bee Candles delights.

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Straight from the Beekeeper. The photo above shows how my wax usually comes (the beekeepers pour it into all sorts of weird and wonderful shaped containers).  

This particular block came from a backyard beekeeper in Largs, NSW (I source all my wax directly from Hunter Region, NSW beekeepers - personally, it’s important for me to be able to let my customers know where the wax has come from).  The colour of wax varies from light "blonde" wax through to this dark colour.  It all depends on where the hives are located and what trees/crops are flowering at that particular time.
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The same block of wax on the washing machine for contrast against the stark white.

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My hi-tech wax cleaning set up……. Shhhhhhhhh.  Don't tell my landlord!

Cleaning beeswax is a wonderful, but messy, process – just ask a beekeepers’ wife, or husband!      

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Cleaned wax poured into muffin pans to form 'pods'.  At this point, the wax is left to cool before inverting the pans and popping out the ‘pods’ .
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Comparison of wax block straight from the Beekeeper with cleaned wax pods.

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Look as these beauties, just begging to be turned into something special!
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The 'other' Quality Controller - asleep on the job as usual!

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The finished products..... all ready to light up your life.

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