Saturday, July 28, 2007


ARC Pays a Visit
Last month the ARC of Monroe County stopped by for a presentation on Bees.
Tim showed them how bees produce honey and beeswax from pollination to harvesting. They went on to learn how to use honey to make some wonderful melt and pour soaps.

Tim dons the beekeepers gloves

Showing the cutting the of the wax cappings on a frame filled with honey

Adding the honey super to the brood chambers

Adding wire to the new foundation for strength

Student examines a honey filled frame

Arleen shows the assorted additives and molds to be used

Bee Soap

Materials:

  • 4 oz. Opaque MP Soap Base
  • 1 T. beeswax pellets
  • 1 T. honey

Instructions

Melt beeswax and keep warm/liquid. Melt soap base and then mix in beeswax. Add honey and keep stirring until melted. Pour into a soap mold.

Check out www.flexiblemolds.com for a great selection of molds.

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