We harvested 3 medium frames of honey in the fall and stored the crushed wax remnants in a bag in the freezer until there was time and desire to experiment with cleaning it. Today was that day.
After a little video watching and article reading we decided to try the “melting in a pot of water” method. The theory goes that the gunk sinks and the clean wax floats to the top. When cooled you simply lift the wax disk out, clean the bottom and repeat at least three times to completely clean it. I can only tell you that this is gross. The little bee bodies and leg parts…ick. There is no way around it, this is messy and the tools you use will never be good for anything else again, be forewarned. We used the soap making equipment since the beeswax is an ingredient in that too.
Read more here: Cleaning Bees Wax | forevergreenhomestead.