The honey, of course; but besides that, I've been saving the wax cappings from the comb we extracted.
My son Alex designed the labels. He's so talented! Hive Jinx, like hi-jinx. Get it?
Three years worth of cappings. Sheesh.
Next, using an old milk carton and some cheese cloth...
Melting the wax using a double boiler
(Sorry for the harsh lighting. Ick.)
Straining it to catch old bee parts and other sludge
Pure beeswax smells delicious. I let it cool overnight.
The next step is to find some decent taper candle molds, and wick. If anybody out there has made taper candles and can recommend a good mold, that would be awesome. And any other advice for molded candles you might have. I have made hand-dipped before, but never poured molds. Thanks, pals!