To harvest wax from a timber frame you need to collect the honeycomb first. Once the comb is collected, you will need to remove the honey from the wax. You can do this in a number of ways.
- In a pot of boiling water, add the (mostly) honey-free wax comb to the pot. The wax will melt, and any residual honey will dissolve into the water. Once the wax has melted you can turn off the heat, pour the wax water into a container, and let the water cool.
- The wax will form as a sheet at the top of the water.
- Depending on how free from particles you want your wax, you can further strain this by re-melting the wax alone over a double boiler, and straining it through a filter (make sure that this filter will be your dedicated filter for wax-filtering – wax is hard to clean).