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I’ve got beeswax! After a few different tries, we figured out a good method to separate the wax from the honey. Put the wax in a pot with water and heat it up ’til it melts. Use a thermometer to watch that the temperature doesn’t go over 75 degrees. Beeswax doesn’t boil, it simply ignites when it gets too hot! Once the wax is all melted and mixed in with the water, remove the pot from the heat, and let it cool. The wax will float to the top and harden. Then you can dump the water, rinse off any remaining honey from the wax, and you have clean wax.

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Next adventure: candle making!

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