Is the beeswax edible?

The beeswax found in the honeycomb is 100% edible and digestible. Beeswax is made from the natural secretions of bees, formed originally by collecting nectar from flowers. When bees ingest nectar (or honey), wax is formed into "scales" by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal region of the female worker bees. Beeswax is most commonly known as a hardened oil, but in fresh honey comb, the layers of wax are only very thin. So, don't fret ... it's healthy and delicious!