Did you know that beeswax is made from flower nectar? Yes, beeswax is made from the nectar that bees make honey from. The wax is formed into scales by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees which discard it in or at the hive. The hive workers collect and use it to form the hexagonal cells for honey storage and larval and pupal protection within the beehive.
When we harvest the honey or melt down old expired frames from the beehive, there is a bi-product of beeswax that remains. We then purify this beeswax through a 24 hour slow simmer cycle, removing all of the solids from the oil.
We then set this wax into 10Kg blocks, later rendering it down into smaller, more manageable sizes.
Beeswax is a very versatile product. It has been used for millennia by multiple denominations as a sacred material, being used in everything from candle making through to wound care and toxin removal (from skin and body, after mild infection).
The kinds of things you can use beeswax for in the home and with freinds:
- Beeswax Candles, - Beeswax Food Wraps - Cosmetics, such as; - Skin salves and lotions - Lip balms, lip gloss, hand cream - Beard wax and hair pomades - Furniture polish - Coating food during the preparation of ageing of different type of foods, such as cheese and fish.
Want to know a weird, but wildly awesome fact about beeswax ? In oil spill control, beeswax is processed to create Petroleum Remediation Product (PRP). It is used to absorb oil or petroleum-based pollutants from water
Important fact about how our beeswax is sold and prepared! Our beeswax is sold in a variety of sized blocks. Blocks range in weight between 8g and 500g per block depending on your order.
*Due to biosecurity laws, we are unable to send Beeswax to Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.