Beeswax Comb Foundation
We take great pride in the high quality of our comb foundation which is manufactured using the “Weed Process”. Only the purest beeswax available is used which is sourced from beekeepers within New Zealand.
Processing: All of the beeswax that we use in comb foundation manufacture is first heated to approx 110 deg C before being micro filtered to remove all dross and moisture. This ensures that when you buy our comb foundation, you are only paying for pure beeswax.
The filtered liquid beeswax then passes to the “Weed Process” sheeting machine. This converts the beeswax from a liquid state into a continuous flat sheet and is one of the secrets of making high quality comb foundation. During this process, the beeswax gains greatly in elasticity and strength to the point where a piece of cold comb foundation can be scrunched up and then flattened out again without breaking.
The rolls of sheet then pass to the automatic milling machine. The pure beeswax sheet passes between two precision engraved rollers which imprint the pattern onto the beeswax.
The continuous sheet is then cut to width before being cut to length. The finished sheets are then weighed before being packed in cartons.
Throughout the process, stringent quality control checks are continuously carried out.
The life of our Comb Foundation if stored in its original packaging in dry conditions is indefinite. Because of its purity, it is not attacked by wax moths.