|I poured five one pound jars like this one and chose the best three for my fair entry|
It just so happened that a few weeks back I stumbled upon a large paper grocery bag at the store which contained the cappings from last year's honey harvest. I put the cappings into my solar wax melter and was lucky enough to have a good 90 degree day just a few days later. I ended up with a nice brick of beeswax weighing just a little under three pounds. Being more than a little prone towards procrastination I delayed filtering the wax until yesterday, then had to stay up until close to midnight in order to remelt the filtered wax and pour it into one pound hexagonal molds. I removed the wax from the molds this morning and chose the best of the two blocks for my beeswax entry. The block in the photo below is the one which didn't make the cut. It had a small speck of some foreign material. It still looks pretty nice. I have to admit that I am pretty proud of the girls' work.