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Waxing

Discussion in 'Ohio Trapping and Varmint Hunting' started by kendigar, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. has anyone here ever waxed traps with beeswax? I have a ready supply of it from a family member who just bought twelve hives, and was interested in using to wax traps. Good idea, or not?


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  2. I have used a mixture of Bees wax, Parifin and amber rosin. but never straight bees wax.
     

  3. Bee's wax smells like honey and honey is food. I personally would not soak my traps in a food scent but that's just my 2 cents... You would be better off with no wax IMO..
     
  4. I tried straight beeswax on an old leghold trap that is worn out and it came out extremely sticky and slippery. I couldn't even get the trap to set. The dog kept slipping off the pan and wouldn't hold at all. I had to boil it in clean water to remove the wax. My hands were so sticky that I couldn't touch anything else. The melted wax also smelled very strong like flowers, so pure beeswex is out.
     
  5. :yeahthat:x2