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Making your own foundation

1. Melt the cappings in a solar melter.
2. Once there is enough, re-melt it in large pots. Then bring it to 120C for 30 minutes. This kills any pathogens, and removes any water.
3. Once it cools below 80C, pour it into wooden moulds. The blocks are about the size of a piece of foundation, and about 1cm thick.
4. Put the wax blocks into a large tub of water at 40C for 30 minutes. This softens the wax blocks all the way through.
5. Put a bee friendly biodegradable soap onto the rollers to stop the wax from sticking.
6. Once the wax is milled, cut it to size using a wooden template and a knife.
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Sep
3
Tue
2019
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
GCABS Management Committee Meeting Committee Members and ordinary club members meet monthly on the first Tuesday to discuss business and plan upcoming events. locations vary: TBA by Secretary. Please forward suggestions for the agenda to[...]
Sep
15
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Oct
1
Tue
2019
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
GCABS Management Committee Meeting Committee Members and ordinary club members meet monthly on the first Tuesday to discuss business and plan upcoming events. locations vary: TBA by Secretary. Please forward suggestions for the agenda to[...]
Oct
20
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Nov
17
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Dec
15
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
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19
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2020
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Feb
16
Sun
2020
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members