Wax Processing St George & Sutherland Community College

Wax Processing

Natural beeswax that comes from a hive is sticky and dirty, with particles of bee cocoon and foreign matter, separating the natural beeswax and processing it can be a fiddly job. I have refined the method I use at home to make the job practical and easier, using normal kitchen products and appliances. Giving you a good quality natural beeswax that is sort after by many hobbyist soap and candle makers.

Course Outline:

  • Learning where beeswax comes from
  • Preparing the wax to be melted
  • Methods of melting beeswax
  • How to pour into a molds

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to process natural beeswax
  • Each student will take home a 100-gram block of natural beeswax

What to bring:

  • Apron

About the tutor:

'Penny has been keeping bees for 7 years with three apiary sites around the Shire. She is the President of the Illawarra Beekeepers and helps to run training courses at the club. With a keen interest in using all hive products to their best advantage, and developing a practical method to process natural beeswax to achieve a good quality clean natural beeswax which is the basis for many other hive related products.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.