I found a local beekeeper who was willing to part with his hive cappings so that I can render for high quality bees wax. I have processed about 40lbs in an old crock pot and have some great bees wax but have been left with a gallon or so of burnt honey. What can I use this honey for? Would it be a good soil amendment? Feed to my dogs or other animals? I have plenty of local raw honey that we consume so I don't think this is honey I would want to eat.
JD - for future batches, I would recommend washing your cappings in cold water first to separate the honey from the wax. You end up with a thin slightly sweet liquid that can either be turned into mead or added to the compost depending.
Rendering in a pot is pretty much guaranteed to burn the wax slightly. When rendering you are looking for the lowest possible temperature to liquify it. Take a loot at some of the solar melters, they are very very good at cleaning wax and I wouldn't recommend any other method for cosmetics really.
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