- 13 Feb 2023
Time9.30am start, approx 4.00-4.30pm finish
- All Day
Making good use of your beeswax- One-day Demonstration
- Saturday 11th February 2023
- Sunday 12th February 2023
- Monday 13th February 2023
9.30am start, approx 4.00-4.30pm finish
Venue: Hampers Green Centre, Petworth. West Sussex. GU28 9NL. (Google for map)
What3words: tile.save.spellings (this is close)
Cost: £15. Booking essential. Via Eventbrite. See below.
Most beekeepers accumulate beeswax, either from cappings or melted combs, which could be sold
or exchanged for foundation, but many only have a small amount, so they just store it in the shed
and don’t know what to do with it. This event will demonstrate making products that can be simply
made with quite small quantities of beeswax. These can be used by you and your family or will
make useful and unusual presents. The good thing is you know what the ingredients are.
The demonstrator will be Jim Ryan from Thurles, Co Tipperary. This is a return visit, as he was
previously here in February 2015 and 2018. Jim is a very good and amusing demonstrator, with an
“Irish way” of showing you how easy beeswax products are to make, using minimal equipment that
is in most kitchens.
There will be about 5 items made, which may be different on each day. Jim will begin by cleaning
wax, then making such things as furniture polish, furniture cream, lip balm, skin cream, moisture
bars, soap, etc. If time permits, he will also look at using honey in recipes – honey lip balm, honey
soap, etc. There may also be some alternative recipes that do not contain nut oils. He does tend
to make it up as he goes along! Each day will be similar, so there is no need to attend them all.
Judging by the previous events, we are expecting this to be popular. Owing to the nature of the
event, places are limited, so everyone can see. All you need bring is a camera, a notebook and
some lunch. Refreshments will be provided. For those with a long journey, we encourage sharing
This is a rare opportunity to see a top demonstrator, so don’t miss it. Even if you don’t have
beeswax now, you should have by next summer, so you can plan what to do with it.
If you are able to make the Monday, please book that as your first choice, to help those who can’t
attend on Monday. Not promising, but you may be able to take a sample home.
For further enquiries email Roger Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org .
To book online click here
WGBKA website http://www.wgbka.org.uk/