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 or 16oz blocks to make using them easier in your projects or crafts. The 1 oz cube is easy to handle and measure, making our beeswax perfect to have on hand. Because our beeswax is a natural product, the color will vary from one batch to another.
LOCAL BEESWAX: We gather wax from our bees through the natural process of taking care of bees. Much of our wax is collected as part of the honey extracting process where we remove a small amount of wax from the honeycomb so we can harvest. 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.