My New Wax Purifier And Hot Box

My New Wax Purifier And Hot Box

Several weeks ago Essex County Beekeepers Association held a workshop called building a Hot Box and Wax Purifier / Cleaner.  One of the members of our club came up with the design and Brian went to the workshop to build it.  When he brought the completed hot box home I was so impressed.  It is just awesome!  This little contraption takes wax from a solar wax melter and purifies it so it is clean enough to be used in candles and molds.  In addition, it melts beeswax for candle making or any other purpose, liquefies crystallized honey in jars and warms up honey in the frame ever so slightly so it extracts easier in the fall when the temperatures are cold.

Brian and the wax purifier.

I’m so excited to use this wax purifier, I keep thinking of other things I could use it for until my wax is ready. After I put it to the test I will show you the results but for now you’ll have to wait.

Hot box and wax purifier.

If you are not involved in a bee club, a workshop like this is one reason (out of many) why you should join one.  My club holds workshops to teach members new techniques and to help us build new beekeeping equipment.  There are many experienced beekeepers there you can learn from, and beekeeping speakers and scientists who are brought in for meetings.  In the summer the club has hive openings at member’s houses, which is always an excellent way to increase your beekeeping knowledge.  Thanks Brian and ECBA for this great new beekeeping tool!

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Author: Anita Deeley

Anita Deeley is a biologist and former state bee inspector who maintains 100 honey bee hives. She is the beekeeper, writer, owner and creator of When she is not spending time with her girls (the bees), she enjoys being a wife to her beekeeping cohort, Brian and mother to 3 little boys (the beekeepers in training). Read more about Anita here >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Anita on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or Facebook here.


  1. I really miss the days of bee keeping with my dad! Thanks for letting us follow!

  2. Thanks for following! You should get a hive or two for your gardens. Your plants will thank you. 🙂

  3. I wish the closet beekeeping association was like yours, and I would join in a minute. But from following their list serve emails, it seems they are always arguing with each other which scared me off!

    • I love my bee club (and we have arguing too). We have a great group of people full of ideas and the fair to support us so that is beneficial as well. It is really helpful to meet with other beekeepers and see how they are doing things. There is so much you can learn. Perhaps you could give yours another try. The clubs are only as good as you make them. If you are scared off by them I’m sure others are too. Maybe you could suggest some things to them to make it better. They may not even realize they are intimidating new members with their banter.

  4. Brrr…it was a bunch of name calling. The moderator had to threaten them to stop! Not sure why this bunch is like this since I’m supposed to be living in the land of the peace loving hippies!! 🙂