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Products of the Hive: Beeswax

Written by Stephanie on April 8th, 2016.      0 comments

beeswax-makingBeeswax is a remarkable by product of honey.  Beeswax is made by the youngest honey bees in a colony, they are too young to forage for nectar.  To produce the wax they gorge themselves on honey and link themselves together by the hundreds.   After several hours wax starts to flow from pockets in their abdomens.  Each bee then scrapes off the wax with their legs and chews it into soft pellets.  They then use these pellets to make perfectly engineered honeycomb cells.  The hexagon shape used is the most efficient storage structure ever developed by any species, including humans.

Beeswax is a very versatile product and is used to make candles, furniture polish, skin care, balms, soaps, earplugs, ear candles, crayons, food wraps, as an ingredient in sweets, a cover for cheeses and more.

Did you know that burning beeswax produces negative ions that circulate in the room and attract pollutants and clean your air?  Many people report that burning a beeswax candle in your bedroom 30 minutes before falling asleep produces a more restful sleep.

 

Here's some beeswax products that we sell on our website:

Topics: Products of the Hive
 

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