I've used parafin and candle wax in the past but got a hold of a bunch of beeswax from a friend. We melted down about a 1000# of lead into one pound ingots today and used the beeswax as a flux. It seemed to work ok but is smoked more then other waxes and didn't ever ingnite. We melt about 150# in a pot ladling out about 30 # at a time adding a small amount of wax inbetween pouring to reduce oxidation while we wait for the ingots to cool. The first fluxing did a good job of removing dross but the second fluxing just seem to stay oily vs burning and crusting up.
Anyone have a similiar experience, anyone using beeswax for flux?
Any and all advice welcome,