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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.
Upcoming Events
Apr
2
Tue
2019
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Apr 2 @ 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[...]
Apr
21
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
May
7
Tue
2019
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
May 7 @ 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[...]
May
19
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Jun
4
Tue
2019
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Jun 4 @ 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[...]
Jun
16
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Jul
2
Tue
2019
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Jul 2 @ 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[...]
Jul
21
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Aug
6
Tue
2019
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Aug 6 @ 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[...]
Aug
18
Sun
2019
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members