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Mar 28, 2011 08:55 AM

ISO beeswax for canales

Does anyone know where I could find beeswax in San Diego (for making canales, e.g. ??? I asked the honey guy at the Hillcrest farmer's market but he doesn't harvest the wax. I'd rather not go the internet route because I would guess that it's costly.


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  1. I can't attest to the quality, but I have seen honey with a slab of the wax in it at a few grocery stores. I think I saw some jars at one of the Asian markets...Zion Market possibly?

    When I see them again I will make a note and report back.

    1. Give Hilliker's Eggs in Lakeside a call -- they MIGHT sell it:

      Hilliker's Egg Store
      Featuring: Vegetarian Eggs! Brown or white, single or double-yolk, sizes medium to extra large, available in cartons, flats, boxes, pallets or by the truckload; fresh, unprocessed sage and eucalyptus honey from the 16 beehives at the Hilliker farm; in spring and summer, fresh vegetables from Hilliker's home-grown vegetable field are also available.
      Location: In Lakeside off Highway 67, 1/4-mile west of Riverford Road on El Nopal Road.
      Open: Year round, Monday through Saturday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-5 p.m.
      Contact: Harold Hilliker (619) 448-3683.

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      1. re: bizzwriter

        Harold died in 2009...his family still runs the farm. (if you call, don't ask for him...)

        1. re: Cathy

          Yikes -- guess the San Diego Farm Bureau website is overdue for an update!

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          1. Hi Kudruu,

            Here's the link to four very long thread on caneles started by pilinut and egged on by souschef, trewq and buttertart. There may be more. It's entertaining reading, especially if you enjoy others' OCD habits. Look for a response by gaetano with recommendations from a professional baker.