Solar Wax Melter
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A beautiful, functional, smelter, ideal for the backyard beekeeper.
The corrugated, insulated cover traps heat. Place cappings in stainless steel tray, place melter in hot summer sun and let the sun do the work. Wax drips into two bread pans creating cakes of wax.
- 16” wide, 8” tall, 24” long
I had 2 years of cappings in uncapping tank and did not have an easy way to melt the wax and separate the honey. I looked at solar wax melters and did not want a wooden one and discovered this unit. It worked great in melting the wax and honey. The screen caught most of the debris and only honey and wax was in the catch tray. I especially like that it comes with 2 trays. I built a stand to hold the unit and at first I had it at a 45 degree angle and it was too steep and some of the un-melted wax went over the screen, then it cut it down to a 4 in 12 pitch and that worked great. I recovered over a gallon of honey from the cappings but since the temperature was over 100 degrees, I'll use this to feed my bees in late fall or early spring.