Something happens at this time of year in September and I’m not sure if I like it. Christmas stuff and markets begin to appear everywhere I look. This just happens to coincide with my removing of excess honey and wax from within the homes of the GlastonBees ladies.
This year I have decided (through help of a friend) to begin making wax products to sell when GlastonBees has a stall. This has been an anxiety filled subject for me in the past, after hearing tales of kitchens on fire and visits to hospital, but belief was by my side to give it a try.
My research came mainly from youtube. What a wonderful source of information, here I learnt how to melt wax, how to filter it and how to transform it into something else. Obviously safety is high on my list, but cleanliness tends to falter when my imagination and learning skills are given top priority.
A wonderful friend helped decide the best items to make, start off with a few different products I was told.
For the past 4 nights I have been slaving away at the cooker, melting and filtering wax to produce lovely smelling pure beeswax.
Night 1 consisted of finding the best utensils to use to melt and filter the wax.
Night 2 consisted of continuing the melting and filtering effort with improvements made to the utensil list to make the whole journey more efficient.
Night 3 was fantastic, finally got to use the moulds that were recently purchased. A few more improvements have been decided for next time but the emphasis was on learning to pour liquid wax in moulds without making such a mess, afterwards they were placed in the kitchen over night to settle.