[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vm / vmg / vr / vrpg / vst / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / pw / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / vt / wsg / wsr / x / xs] [Settings] [Search] [Mobile] [Home]
Board
Settings Mobile Home
/diy/ - Do It Yourself


Thread archived.
You cannot reply anymore.


[Advertise on 4chan]


best way to remove wax from tools and other shit associated with beekeeping?
>>
>>2780419
suck on it
>>
Heat.
>>
>>2780419
let the bees eat it
>>
If it's anything like removing cosmoline, wrap them in a black plastic bag and put them in the sun for a few hours
>>
>>2780419
You need to find the right solvent. Alcohol, coconut oil, vinegar, milk, glycerin, butter are all solvents. I know chinese restraunts use glycerin to thin honey in honey chicken recipes so I would try that first.
>>
>>2780419

razor blade the item first and get the main wax off. then use a strong cleaner and a scrubby sponge
>>
>>2780419
In the oven at 250f for 3 minutes with a drip tray underneath. You’ll get a nearly pure block of beeswax with the debris on top/bottom.
If you use an ice cube mold or something similar it makes nice portioned cubes for use in eg soap
>>
>>2780623
30 minutes*
>>
>>2780623
This. Scrap as much as you can off, then use heat to get the remnant. Using harsh solvents might be okay for the barest residue left, but heat should get 99% of it off. If they're not electronics, you'd prob even want to boil them in water(a type of solvent) after the oven before you start wiping them down with alcohol or acetone.
If you're dealing with bees for future honey or wax recovery, keep in mind the smallest crap can turn them off, so you'd really want to avoid chemicals as much as you can. Changes in the magnetic field around their hive can change their behaviour, so I'd assume left over DCM or toluene would straight up fuck them over of you used something that harsh.
>>
>>2780623
250f is stupidly high, and in fact would risk flash fire.

Beeswax has a melting point range of 62 to 64 °C (144 to 147 °F).
>>
>>2780419
hot water, retard
>>2780490
holly shit, how fucking dumb are you dude, fuck
>>
soak it in used engine oil
>>
soda crystals

Watch from 18:00-19:00

https://youtu.be/XbvRhtgqEGE?si=cA66E2ivPdbAXRfS&t=1080
>>
>>2780740
It's spelt Holy, Holly is a girls name. And considerably smarter than you.
>>
>>2780841
Holly is a girls name but holly is a tree shit for brains, trying to start a pissing contest ain't the best idea..
>>
>>2780848
Let me know when we start pissing. I will win
>>
>>2780887
you already won the shit eating contest, congrats
>>
>>2780683
Thanks I do it this way but I’m not a beekeeper I just remelt blocks of wax for woodworking purposes. I didn’t know it can cause a fire, in my experience it works very well.

Starting from room temperature and with the oven preheated my beeswax gets only just past melting temp, maybe 200f at this setting after 30 minutes, just hot enough to make it all liquid and long enough to float all the impurities out.
>>
>>2780419

Magic acid desolves wax
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_acid
>>
>>2780419

are you sure its wax and not propolis?

propolis is mostly soluble in alcohol, but not even that will get it out of your gloves
>>
>>2781854
Ohh that's nasty stuff.
>>
>>2780419
It's soluble in warm to hot oil. Hot alcohol might do it as well, but you're gonna have to do melt it first. Water will do you no good so don't even bother.
Also this stuff is great for waterproofing almost anything, it's gentle, non toxic and since work with bees it's free.
>>
>>2780419
Methylene chloride or chloroform if you can get it. Hot ethanol will work too, with the added bonus that upon cooling the wax will recrystallize and you can use it

>>2780490
This is technically NOT wrong, although heavily dependent on the situation and the solute
>>
>>2785874
Also, you're going to have to heat the wax gently to dissolve it in DCM/chloroform. Xylenes might work too.



[Advertise on 4chan]

Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.