100% Pure BEESWAX by The Pound
Secretion from mandible glands is used in masticating the scales and building combs. When first deposited by the producing bee, masticated wax in spongy and flaky but later it is manipulated again and thereby becomes smoother and more compact.
The whole process of removing, masticating and affixing one scale to the comb requires about 4 minutes. It is white when first secreted, but lemon yellow or straw colored when rendered from the honeycomb. It possesses a subtle odor reminiscent of the honey, pollen and propolis aromas produced in the bee colony.
On the average, 8 pounds of honey are consumed for each pound of wax made by the colony. Beeswax is a byproduct of the beekeeping industry. Once the honeybees build the comb, ripen nectar into honey and fill the cells, they seal the cells with cappings. In removing the crop of honey; we uncap the frames of honey with a hot knife to expose the honey and extract it from the frame using centrifugal force. It is those cappings that are rendered for beeswax, leaving the honeycomb intact for the bees to reuse. On average, 20 - 25 pounds of wax are produced for every ton of honey extracted.
BEESWAX Home Blocks 1 lb. are available for purchase, lovingly poured into a decorative mold by the Swarmbuster himself. $8.00 each
We also stock BEESWAX Slabs weighing approximately 25-30 lbs., sold by the pound at $7.00 per pound. We are able to break up slabs to fill any sized order. We sell only 100% Pure Beeswax clean, lemon yellow in color, and ready for your every need!
100% Pure BEESWAX Candles
Our tapers are hand dipped and available in 8" pairs. Beeswax candles have been highly prized since ancient times. Pure beeswax candles with their sweet fragrance, burn longer, more cleanly and produce more light than other candles.
- Made from 100% organic beeswax
- Pure, clean, and hypo-allergenic
- Non-toxic, non-polluting
- Beeswax is different from all other waxes
- Has a longer burn time due to high melting point
- More economically sound
- All candles contain only two things: 100% cotton wick & Organic Beeswax
Directions for burning: The most important thing to remember when burning beeswax candles is to keep the wick trimmed to 1/4" for best burning results. And ALWAYS KEEP BURNING CANDLES WITHIN YOUR EYE SIGHT.