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Honey Show Classes and Rules 2023
Egg to Adult
Bee diseases & parasites
Nosema apis and ceranae
Bee hive scrapings
Damaged wing syndrome
EFB & AFB DISEASES
Seed dressings 2
Bee friendly plants
Queen colour coding
Getting the best from the website
2023 Honey Show photographs and results.
Processing scrap wax
First stage - over gentle heat with a little water in the pan to dissolve any honey on the wax.
Second stage - stretched filter over the basin.
Typical view of the filtered out rubbish. Excellent for starting a bonfire!
Sometimes there is so little wax that the slabs are very thin.
Typical thickness of the successive filterings
The knife is required to make a depression in the filter prior to pouring over the melted wax.
Almost there - consolidation of the thin slabs. The brown crust has to be removed before the wax is ready for Honey Show entry. There will be liquid in the bottom of the basin.