Finally, a couple of fully sunny days. In the morning I feed the chickens, move the chicks into their mini coop, then set up the solar oven and the wax. Here’s how I do it (with thanks to LDSPrepper).
Bucket of wax, rinsed several times to get most of the honey off. This is a mix of brood, honey and burr comb:
Pan with an inch of water:
Put paper towel on top, this is the filter:
Add the wax:
Set in homemade solar oven:
Wait all day, turning the oven to the path of the sun once in a while. It goes up to 200F in there. Till you get this:
And underneath it, beautiful yellow wax:
Now that I know that it works, I need to scale this up. We got a lot of wax from the beekeeper but it all needs more filtering if we’re going to make candles out of it. I’m on the hunt for the largest pan that will fit that old kitchen cabinet/solar oven.