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    Easy to make, without the mess of Vaseline.



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    Well, there you go. Great idea.
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    Cool, thanks for posting.
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    I always wondered how to tell the difference between the male and female bees. Now I know.
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    Great Post Going to try it with some magnesim shavings in the cotton also.

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    Nice, and a resource I have available

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    I always wondered how to tell the difference between the male and female bees. Now I know.
    I just use common sense. If it stings you for no reason, or because you smell bad....must be female.
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    FYI.....Source for Bees Wax.......Toilet ring, the cheap one doesn't even have a plastic piece inside to fool with....couple of bucks.

    Last time I bought a block, was about 7 bucks a pound, (I think) at a Farmers Market.

    Also for doing iron work, apply bees wax on hot metal will give it that "black" look.
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    From what I understand, they have been putting "other" stuff in toilet rings, so not pure beeswax.
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    Well if it burns, and doesn't give off fumes.......?
    Guess I better check the box next time I'm in the Hardware store.
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    "100% pure high-grade petroleum wax"

    I'm not certain I appreciate the fact that it's 100% pure or that it's high grade. Either way, mind your own bees wax.

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    I used pure beeswax. 6 bucks a pound.

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    Would it not be cheaper to use steak? Just sayin.....

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    LOL, Yeah I think I paid $7 bucks last summer........get my bee's wax candles fro the same guy.....but doesn't give me a deal.
    Was the only game in town at the time.
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    That's pretty cool! I'll have to try it.

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