First you need to collect all your boards. They can be anywhere from 1 3/8" to 1 3/4" depending on the bees. We purchased 8 foot 1x2 boards to cut down (which are 1 1/2"). Cut the boards to the top size of your bee box.
Pull your cotton string tight across the center of your board and clamp each end so the string stays in place while you apply the wax line.
At this point you are ready to melt the wax onto your cotton string line. We have tried several methods to get a good even wax line and the best and quickest method is to use a blow torch on low.
Clip off the end of the string, toss the board into the pile, and start the next one!
Within a matter of days your bees will start building their own comb and storing up honey!