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Brood comb
« on: August 14, 2016, 09:51:58 pm »
I made the mistake of putting a deep inner cover on one of my hives upside down and the bees filled it with comb. I took the cover off today and scraped all of the comb out of it--very little honey inside, but lots of dark, empty brood comb. Can I render this dark comb? Am not sure if it can be used or not.


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Re: Brood comb
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 09:55:44 pm »
Yes, you can melt it down and get the wax.
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Re: Brood comb
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 10:07:44 pm »
Yes, you can melt it down and get the wax.
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Re: Brood comb
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 10:51:34 pm »
Once its filtered, it will lighten up.
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Re: Brood comb
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 11:32:11 pm »
YEP!!!   It will take a bit more screening/filtering to get the cocoons out of it, but well worth the effort.
   I try to save up all the old comb and cappings, and then melt them all together. If you have a TED nearby with a solar wax melter it helps!!!
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