Beeswax and wax extractors
Beeswax is a secretion from the worker bees’ wax glands. These eight wax glands are paired on the four abdominal rings. They excrete small scales of wax that are transported to the mouth by the legs where they are chewed, mixed with saliva and in such a way prepared for the honey comb. Wax production in a bee colony depends on the necessity to build. The temperature needs to be sufficiently high for wax to be produced and there must be ample food present in the hive. As a rule of thumb, about 10 kg of food is required for the production of a single kilo of wax. Beeswax is processed in the Bijenhof using extremely modern equipment, ensuring that the natural aromas are preserved and that it is 100% pure and free of all germs. The wax is available in various standard sizes: Dadant, Simplex, German standard, Langstroth, Campine, Voirnot. Other sizes are available on request.
The solar wax extractor has the sun to thank for its name. This is the most economic and ecological way for you to recuperate your wax. Thanks to solar power, the air under the glass melts the wax from the frames. The molten wax runs down into a stainless steel box. The wax solidifies here and forms a block of wax. The steam wax extractor does this differently, relying on the principle of heat produced by fire, which creates steam that first disinfects the frames and then melts the wax from the frames.