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General Beekeeping / Re: My first wax
« Last post by blueblood on Today at 11:18:15 AM »
I have my own secret recipe. It it derived from using wellness mama site.
Welcome / Re: Hello from western IL
« Last post by blueblood on Today at 11:12:33 AM »
General Beekeeping / Re: bionic bee
« Last post by neillsayers on Today at 10:21:23 AM »
Tough little sucker! :)
General Beekeeping / Re: My first wax
« Last post by neillsayers on Today at 10:17:34 AM »
In summertime gather up my tools with wooden handles and rough em up with sandpaper then rub in a linseed oil/beeswax wood treatment I made and leave in the sun. Handles last a lot longer in our humid climate and won't slip in my hand.
Wow Ef,

I really like that story. Wish I'd have known it when my kids were little. I will pass it on to the grands though.
General Beekeeping / Re: My first wax
« Last post by rober on Today at 09:53:55 AM »
lots of info on you tube
General Beekeeping / Re: My first wax
« Last post by Countryboyky on Today at 09:43:57 AM »
Thanks for all the great advice. I got several here at work asking for lip balm. Now just gotta figure out how to make it.
General Beekeeping / Re: My first wax
« Last post by efmesch on Today at 09:27:49 AM »
It makes great furniture polish and can be used to add a great shine to your shoes--and water-proof them at the same time.
Bee News / Re: There may yet be something good to say about Wax Worms
« Last post by efmesch on Today at 09:15:30 AM »
It just goes to show that all creatures have a purpose.
Your comment Neil, brings two thoughts to mind.
1. Actually, wax moths are beneficial in their destruction of honey comb---when it comes to unattended hives that have been killed off by disease.  If those combs were to stick around, they would serve as a long term source of infection for countless hives.  Unquestionably, wax moths were a factor that helped keep bees alive before man got involved and decided to help keep bees alive.  I'm sure theere are other benefits they provide, we just have to think about them the right way.
2. As a child, I remember one of my favorite bed time stories, about yet-to-become-king David.  He had shown disgust of spiders and felt they were worthless animals.  God taught him a lesson:  When he was being chased by King Saul, who wanted to kill him.  David hid in a cave and God sent a spider that spun its' web across the entrance.  When King Saul arrived at the cave, he saw the web blocking the entrance and figured that David couldn't have entered the cave without damaging the delicate web.  Rather than waste his time searching where he assumed that David couldn't be, he left the cave and went on with his searching elsewhere.  The rest of the story is history

Yes, all creatures have a purpose, and when we all understand that, we'll get along better in this world.  :yes:
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