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General Discussion => Help Desk => Topic started by: xj35s on April 17, 2020, 04:09:29 PM

Title: beeswax candle?
Post by: xj35s on April 17, 2020, 04:09:29 PM
I have a Soresto Collar tin full of beeswax. I tried a cotton wick stuck in a hole I made. It lasted the longest until it melted enough wax to tip over. I tried a wooden match stick It burned for a long time with a flame you could barely see. I tried a thin peice of fatwood and it just burned to ashes almost instantly. I'm wondering what would make a good moveable wick that can wick wax and not burn up. I'm wondering if a hollow peice of Mullein stalk would work? Or maybe a pure cotton pipe cleaner if I can find one. Any suggestions?
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Post by: wsdstan on April 17, 2020, 07:28:21 PM
Here is a link to a site that talks about beeswax candles and goes into wicks plus some help with how they work.  Probably worth a look. 

https://www.beeculture.com/the-right-size-wick/
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Post by: Moe M. on April 18, 2020, 11:58:06 AM
I have a Soresto Collar tin full of beeswax. I tried a cotton wick stuck in a hole I made. It lasted the longest until it melted enough wax to tip over. I tried a wooden match stick It burned for a long time with a flame you could barely see. I tried a thin peice of fatwood and it just burned to ashes almost instantly. I'm wondering what would make a good moveable wick that can wick wax and not burn up. I'm wondering if a hollow peice of Mullein stalk would work? Or maybe a pure cotton pipe cleaner if I can find one. Any suggestions?

Yup, get a candle mold and some wicks ???
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Post by: Mad-max on April 18, 2020, 01:49:54 PM
I use beeswax candles for 11 nights a year at rendezvous. 
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Post by: xj35s on April 22, 2020, 04:10:48 PM
The cotton wick I used was the same I use for my diy UCO candle lantern beeswax candles. They work perfect in that. This tin is only 3/4" deep. Once it created a pool of melted was the wick tipped over. I'm thinking I need a small metal wick holder like tea lights have. Haven't had time to revisit this.
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Post by: hayshaker on April 26, 2020, 06:18:09 PM
 i hand dip all my bees wax candles,
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Post by: wolfy on April 26, 2020, 09:43:44 PM
Explain....what's your method?  I've seen good ones and then there's those that end up looking like pears or avocados.   The best I've seen involved a weighted wick and alternating dips in hot beeswax and cold water.  How 'bout a beeswax & beef tallow blend?  They make a brighter light than pure beeswax candles, but they burn faster....from my limited experience at rendezvous. :shrug:
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Post by: xj35s on April 27, 2020, 06:32:31 AM
That is very interetsing. What would the ratio be? Beef tallow? hmmmm...
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Post by: wolfy on April 27, 2020, 08:55:34 AM
Sorry, xj....I do not know the ratio because I just bought mine from the candle lady that attended one of our local rendezvous. :shrug: