Honey Bee Products - Beeswax

  • Beeswax is the building material of the Honey Bee.
  • It is produced from four pairs of glands situated under the abdomen of the worker bee.
  • The beeswax is produced by the bees when they are gathering nectar and is used to build the honey comb in which the nectar is stored.
  • Beeswax is obtained by melting comb.
  • Beeswax is highly prized for candles, as it burns exceptionally clean, and is also used for cosmetics, medicine, and a host of other applications.
  • Beeswax is an excellent emollient and provides non-occlusive skin protection, meaning that it forms a protective yet breathable network on the skins surface which helps to limit moisture loss.
  • It is non-allergic, and has elastic and water repellent properties which allows it to sustain sunscreen action and provides greater permanence on skin or lip surfaces.
  • Beeswax locks in moisture, fosters cells and protects skin from damaging environmental factors.
  • It is a natural nourishing moisturiser and has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and germicidal antioxidant properties.
  • Lip balm made from beeswax is recommended, by The Mayo Clinic, for chapped lip care and prevention.