What do you do with beeswax?

Female honeybees produce beeswax from 4 pairs of wax glands on their abdomens.  These glands are at peak production on worker bees for only 6 days, from 12 days to 18 days of life.  Bees must consume 8 pounds of honey to produce just one pound of wax.  But oh, what miraculous wax it is. Beeswax is the only natural wax.  It has never been synthesized in a lab, so there is no chemical substitute that will do everything beeswax does.

Some of the uses of beeswax are…..

  • Lotion bars
  • Chapstick/ lip balm
  • Rub on shovel so the snow slides off
  • Candles
  • Soap
  • Sore muscle salve
  • Thickening carrier for any oil
  • Unstick a drawer
  • Sealing envelops or documents
  • Melted on fabric for food wraps
  • Furniture polish
  • Smooth the movement of doors and windows
  • Prevent bronze from tarnishing
  • Coat nails and screws to prevent the wood from splitting
  • Conditioner for wood bowls and cutting boards
  • Reduce bow string friction
  • Seal stick matches

Wax Prices:

 1 oz – $1.25

16 oz (1 lbs) – $12.00

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