Candle Making

A group for those with interest in beeswax candle making and other beeswax cool stuff!

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Comment by Diana Calkins on March 24, 2014 at 11:29am

Hi Jessie,  I've begun melting down my stored beeswax from last year.  A couple questions regarding the pantyhose strainer:

  • what do you do when the strainer clogs up but there is still much wax to strain?
  • do you reuse the pantyhose or just throw it away after use?
  • if you do reuse, what is the best method to clean it up?


Comment by Rob Shepler on March 22, 2014 at 5:33pm

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Comment by Rob Shepler on January 31, 2014 at 6:34pm

Candle making class!


Join Jessie Brown as she teaches how to create products using beeswax:

  • Simple and elegant dipped beeswax candles
  • How to use a variety of different molds to make candles
  • How to create your own silicone candle molds
  • Evaluating wicks
  • Additional beeswax products


She will also share the newest bee research and current trends in beekeeping from the North American Beekeeping Federation, as well as goals for the NM Beekeepers Association in 2014. 


The candle making portion of the class will be held March 22nd, 2014 starting at 9:00am and run until about noon. After lunch Jessie will talk bees for as long as we can keep her!


The fee is $20.00 to cover materials and speaker expences.

An optional lunch of brisket, potato salad, coleslaw and ice tea or water will be available for an additional $5.00.


The address is 15 Lady of the Mountain Road, Alamogordo, New Mexico


Space it limited to 15 people only. Contact Rob Shepler at 575-687-2343 or at to reserve your spot, this seminar is expected to fill quickly.


Jessie Brown is President of the New Mexico Beekeepers Association, and former chair of the ABQ Beeks.

Comment by Jessie Brown on October 15, 2013 at 10:29am

Hey, just made a sweet little Birthday Cake Mold. Here are the instructions:

Comment by Jessie Brown on September 24, 2013 at 9:02am

Here is my favorite mold making link. Yes, it is Martha Stewart!: Rob, I don't know much about soap making so don't know what kind of residues soap leave on molds. What's your thought? You probably have to plug the wick hole somehow before poring soap. 

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 24, 2013 at 4:57am

I would love to see some links! I have used latex molds, I would love to find some info on making silly cone molds. Can you mold soap in the same molds?

Comment by Diana Calkins on September 23, 2013 at 8:47pm

I used to make candles back in the early 70's and held onto my molds until a few years ago.  Guess I'll be asking my daughter Jessie to return some of  them.  After watching the video you did, Jessie, the silicone molds look pretty cool and easy to use!  

Jessie, what do you mean by aspects in candle making?  

Comment by Jessie Brown on September 23, 2013 at 7:14pm

Hi Jane! I really love making silicone molds. Do you want links for how to's on mold making, or what aspects in candle making are you interested in? 


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