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Project by Zipsss posted 07-21-2014 12:30 AM 503 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is made of plywood and pine, insulated in the inside and topped with a double pane glass window on the top. In a mild day,of 80 F in the sun, the temperature inside the box reached 176F more than enough to melt the wax from the beehives.

-- Zipsss





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Karson

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 02:42 AM

Just don’t put any grandchildren in there while you go shopping.

How long did it take to get to the upper temp?

Was this done while the honey was still in the comb or after you’ve spun out the honey?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Zipsss

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 09:49 AM

Hello Karson. This is done after extracting and filtering the honey. The wax gets trapped in the filter and then it goes into the solar melter. It took about 40 minutes to get to 176* F. If you are in my neck of the woods I have a big jar of honey waiting for you.

-- Zipsss

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GerardoArg1

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 12:41 PM

Good idea. Very usefull.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 07:00 PM

Wonder how high it’d get here in Phoenix. Its supposed to be 115 on Wednesday!

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