MCBA members have built and operated a very successful wax dipping program. Wax dipping of wooden Beehive components is a very efficient way to preserve the pine boards that house our colonies. The process is basically heating the blended paraffin and microcrystalline wax to 230 – 240 F and submerging the wooden components for 10 minutes. The hot wax heats whatever moisture that is in the wood to steam and replaces it by soaking into the fibers. When the wax cools it remains a part of the wood forever.
We are now able to offer wax dipping sign-up on this website to the MCBA membership.
Here is how to participate:
First year class students only - March 27th & 28th