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Wax Conversion

The beeswax conversion system provides a lb. per lb. exchange of crude wax into refined foundation. The beekeeper pays for this on a lb. rate to which we add a wiring charge if necessary.

We also provide a straight swap - the beekeeper provides the wax and we swap it for Premier Foundation, wired or unwired. No cash exchanges hands.

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

Click here for a pdf conversion sheet.

 Beeswax Conversion  
 Up to 25kg/55lbs  per pound  £1.90
 Over 25kgs/55lbs  per pound  £1.40
 Wiring Shallow Foundation, 10 sheets  £1.25
 Wiring BS, OSB, Langs, Commercial Deep, 10 sheets  £1.50
 Wiring Dadant Deep & 14"x12", 10 sheets  £2.30
 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 will buy it, either against purchase of goods or outright.

Against purchase of goods, kg £3.50
Outright purchase, kg £2.25


Click here to view our Beeswax Conversion Calculator

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