Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honeybees. Bees secrete beeswax to build hexagonal cells called comb where they will store honey and place queen eggs. Bees consume 7kg of honey to produce 1 kg of beeswax. Throughout history, beeswax has unique material properties; highly moldable, water resistant and structural stable. At Bee Api, our beeswax production avoids high temperatures and ultrafiltration. At room temperature, our beeswax is of a dark yellow color.
Beeswax is used in numerous ways. Beeswax makes candles that remove air pollutants. Beeswax protects shoes and furniture from water when applied as a tincture. Cosmetics with beeswax repair and regenerate skin. Cotton fabrics submerged in beeswax create sustainable food wraps. Salves made with beeswax treat cuts, wounds and burns.
Store beeswax at room temperature in the dark. Avoid keeping near a heating source or exposed to direct sunlight. Heat will soften beeswax and accelerate the natural color deterioration.