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How to Harvest Beeswax – Beginner’s Guide

How to Harvest Beeswax

Beeswax is one of the products harvested from honey bee colonies. It is a natural product produced by special abdominal glands of the honey bees. It is normally produced as wax droplets that transform into flakes when exposed to air. These are converted into usable material for holding together honeycombs. The worker bees are solely responsible for the entire task of softening the flakes using their mouths. Beeswax is widely used across so many industries. It is one of the top products that generate revenue for the beekeeper. It can be consumed in its natural state, however, it is a preferred skin and hair product. In this article, we shall explain how to harvest beeswax.

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Amazing Things You Can Make out of Beeswax

Bees are essential for human life - they pollinate 75% of farmed crops and 90% of wild plants. If bees became extinct, there would be widespread global famine, and humans would soon be extinct too. Not only are they of utmost importance for the ecosystem; bees also produce wax that can be used for some amazing products. It’s not just good for polishing furniture: beeswax is actually a valuable commodity. If the bees produce 1lb of wax, they would have to consume between 6 and 8 lbs of honey. Beeswax is also antibacterial and antifungal, which is why it is often used in toiletries. This versatile product simply wouldn’t be possible without the bees. 

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Check out the Best Candle Making Beeswax Sticks

Candle Making Beeswax Kit

Alongside honey, beeswax is one of the most popular beehive products. Beeswax can be used in a variety of ways, which we'll be looking at in this article. Some beekeepers sell their wax in the form of sheets to make various products. This article looks at the best candle making beeswax sticks and reviews a kit that you can use to make candles. The kit that is reviewed has its beeswax in form of sheets.

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