WHAT IT IS: This is pure beeswax, made completely by honeybees inside of their hive. It's the real deal and as good as it gets. We sell our wax in 1-ounce cubes, 16oz bricks and 20lb blocks
REAL BEESWAX: Beeswax is gathered from bees through the natural process of taking care of bees. Much of the wax is collected as part of the honey extracting process when a small amount of wax is removed from the honeycomb so the honey can be harvested. This is the best wax the bees make, the freshest and cleanest.
HOW IS IT MADE: Bees make beeswax completely from their bodies. There isn't anything the beekeeper adds to it to make it yellow, hard, or square. Bees make wax naturally so they can create a space inside their colony for the storage of honey, nectar, pollen and it even is used as a place to raise their young.
IS IT RAW?: The beeswax that we sell is not considered raw. Raw beeswax looks like this, and the term raw beeswax is often confused with raw honey. Raw honey is a thing, but raw beeswax is not something that is ready to be used. Beeswax needs to be melted and strained to remove debris from it. Any beeswax candle you see has been made from melted beeswax and poured into a mold.
WHAT IS IT FOR: Beeswax is perfect for remelting into candles, cosmetic use, soaps, or for re-conditioning cutting boards. It can also be used to take care of squeaky drawers, threading sewing needles, waterproof and reconditioning boots, making natural crayons, leatherwork, letter seals, and helping bees stay put in a new hive.
LEARN MORE: There is an extremely good book full of recipes and pictures we recommend for beeswax crafts. You can either get it on Amazon or from our store. The book, Beeswax Alchemy, is full of projects from beginner to advanced and is an excellent source.