Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees from 8 beeswax producing glands. Bees secrete beeswax to build hexagonal cells called comb where their will store food and where new bees will growth. Producing beeswax is a very taxing task for bees. To produce 1 kg of beeswax, bees will consume 7 kg of honey. Throughout history, beeswax was used for its unique material properties. It is highly moldable, hydrophobic and very stable.
Beeswax can be used in numerous ways. It can be used to make candles that remove air pollutants when burning. Beeswax can be applied on shoes and furniture as a water protecting tincture. Beeswax can be used in the development of cosmetics that help skin repair and regenerate. Cotton fabrics can be submerged in beeswax to create sustainable food wraps. Salves made from beeswax are used to treat cuts, wounds and burns.
At Bee Api, our process avoids high temperatures, reheating and over filtration. We ensure that our beeswax remains in its most natural state. At room temperature, our beeswax is of a dark yellow color.
Store beeswax at room temperature in a dark spot. Avoid keeping near a heating source or exposed to direct sunlight. Heat will soften beeswax and accelerate the natural color deterioration.