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Wax Working, Honey and Hive Products

The E. L. Niño Bee Lab is offering a wax working class at the Bee Biology Facility at UC Davis on December 7th, 2019 from 8:45am - 5pm.


This class is perfect for the hobby and sideline beekeeper and for other individuals interested in learning the basics of working with wax.


What you’ll learn:


How wax is made

How to collect wax

How to process wax

How to make your own wax products




An overview of the honey extraction process


How to perform a honey tasting

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What you’ll have a chance to make:


Dip candle- wick

Mold candle- mold, wick, metal wick sustainers, sticks, tapestry needle

Pour candle- jar/can, metal wick sustainers, sticks, wick

Dipped flowers- flowers

Solid hand lotion- wax, shea butter, fragrance, coconut oil

Chapstick- wax, shea butter, fragrance, coconut oil

Wax reusable food wrap


The $235 registration fee covers continental breakfast, snacks, lunch and refreshments, and materials. Participants make and take 2 of each item, just in time for holiday gift giving.


Space is limited so please register at this link before November 23rd.

**Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations with less than 4 days notice will receive no refund.**

At the E L Nino Bee Lab, we work with live Honey bees. Honey bees are stinging insects, and while most stings do not require immediate medical attention, a small portion of the population can develop a life-threatening allergy. When working in the hives you will need to wear closed toe and closed heel shoes, long pants and a long sleeve shirt. Protective gear will be provided for you, but if you prefer you may bring your own. If stung, immediately remove the stinger by scraping it off and wash the area to reduce the alarm pheromone. If you experience shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea or any other serious symptoms, immediately seek medical attention.



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Date of Event:

Dec 07, 2019

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Time of Event:

8:45am - 5pm

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Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, 1 Bee Biology Rd., Davis, CA 95616

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Price Per Ticket:


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Last day to register online:

Saturday, November 23, 2019