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Wax Conversion

We were the first manufacturer to offer a beeswax conversion service. We convert 1lb of your crude wax into 1lb of refined premier foundation. The beekeeper pays per 1lb of wax converted plus a wiring charge if applicable.

We also provide a straight swap - the beekeeper provides the wax and we swap it for premier foundation, wired or unwired. No cash changes hands.

Most beekeepers bring the wax into one of our five stores but we do accept wax through the post. We also offer this wax exchange service at the Irish Convention, The Beekeeping Show, the Welsh Spring Convention, the BBKA Spring Convention and the National Honey Show.

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 Beeswax Conversion  
 Up to 25kg/55lbs  per pound  £2.10
 Over 25kgs/55lbs  per pound  £1.60
 Wiring Shallow Foundation, 10 sheets  £1.40
 Wiring BS, OSB, Langs, Commercial Deep, 10 sheets   £1.70
 Wiring Dadant Deep & 14"x12", 10 sheets  £2.60
 Approximate number of sheets per 1lb.
 British Standard Shallow  14
 British Standard Deep  8
 Rose OSB  8
 British Standard Shallow Thin Super  20
 British Standard Deep Thin Super  12
 Commercial Deep  6
 Commercial Shallow  10
 Commercial Thin Super  15
 Dadant Deep  5
 Dadant Shallow  10
 Dadant Thin Super  14
 Langstroth Deep  7
 Langstroth Shallow  12
 Langstroth Thin Super  16
 14"x12"  5
 Section Squares  75
 3 Section Length  25
 4 Section Length  20


If you have excess clean beeswax, we can either put it towards the purchase of goods or buy it outright.

 Against purchase of goods, kg   £3.80 
 Outright purchase, kg  £2.50



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