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What is Beeswax?

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Beeswax is a natural product that the honey bees secrete from their glands to build the honeycomb foundation in their hives. In its purest form, it is white but over time it becomes darker as the bees walk over it, store pollen, and larval debris is left behind.

The beeswax cappings from the honey harvest along with the old honeycomb are melted down, impurities scrapped off, remelted again, and then strained to become the clean beeswax you see pictured on the left.

There are many uses for beeswax aside from making candles. It is used in many applications such as lip balm, salves, hand cream, wood/furniture polishes, shoe polish, sewing, or used as a lubricant for a stuck zipper or drawer.

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