Success, dear readers. I filtered the beeswax and am left with something really beautiful:
How'd I do it, you ask? Well, I re-melted the wax that I'd melted into cans:
Then poured it VERY carefully through cheesecloth I'd rubber-banded to the top of two milk cartons:
and beamed approvingly at the clean results:
I wasn't totally confident the milk cartons could withstand the heat, but they held up just fine. Once the wax solidified I peeled off the carton and weighed the wax blocks: 24 ounces! It's so lovely and I can't wait for the final steps in my project.