Copper Bee Apiary

A garden apiary in Whittlesford, Cambridge, UK - honey bees and their beekeeper Hilary van der Hoff.

Filtering by Category: Beeswax

Wax building

September 2014

I treated the colony with Apiguard, to kill varroa. This involves placing an eke (spacer) above the brood box to make room for the tray of Apiguard, then I put the crown board and roof on top. When it was time to remove these, I found the bees had filled the eke and some of the roof space with honeycomb.

So I had a first go at melting and filtering beeswax.

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