Why Beeswax...?

So how is beeswax made?

Well, beeswax is produced when honeybees consume honey. It typically takes about 8 1/2 lbs of honey to produce one pound of beeswax.  Honeybees collect nectar from approximately two million flowers to make one pound of honey.  Therefore, nectar is collected from 17 million flowers to make 8 1/2 pounds of honey to make one pound of beeswax.  That is truly a natural process that cannot be made in a factory or lab.

Beeswax is secreted in the form of a scale about the size of a pinhead by worker bees that are 12 to 18 days old.  The worker honeybee has eight wax secreting glands under its abdomen.  It takes about 800,000 scales to make one pound of beeswax.

The beeswax scale when first secreted is tasteless, odorless, and almost colorless.  Beeswax obtains its "natural" color of light to golden yellow due to propolis and pollen collected by the honeybees.  The distinctive fragrance of beeswax is obtained from the propolis brought into the hive, and the storage of pollen and honey in the honeycomb.

 Why Beeswax Candles are the best to burn:

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Beeswax candles contain no lead, benzene, stearic acid or other chemicals found in many other candles

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Beeswax candles burn cleaner than other candles

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Beeswax produce virtually no soot

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Beeswax taper candles are dripless in draft free areas

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Beeswax candles emit a much stronger and brighter light than other candles

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Beeswax is a renewable resource

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Beeswax candles have a natural aroma and honey scent

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Beeswax candles can be burned by those with allergies

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Beeswax candles can be used by those who are sensitive to strong chemical scents

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Beeswax candles support local beekeepers

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Beeswax candles are created out of beeswax produced by bees in the USA

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Pure beeswax candles actually clean the air as they burn, emitting negative ions which remove dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander and even germs from the air, helping to alleviate many asthma and allergy symptoms

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Beeswax candles have a considerably higher melting point than conventional paraffin wax candles, which allows them to burn up to 70% longer

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Beeswax evaporates like water as it burns.  These candles won't drip or burn down the center

Safe Beeswax Candle Usage:

For proper burning of beeswax candles, make sure the wick is 1/4" before burning each time. The candles produced by HONEYBEE CREATIONS have a cotton self-trimming wick.  Therefore, there should be no need to “snip” the wick before usage.  Also, keep burning candles away from drafty areas such as windows and doors.  We have tested and guarantee that our pillar candles will burn for about 24 hours per inch in height.

Candle "Bloom":

Over a period time beeswax will develop a whitish coating called bloom.  Bloom is the result of softer wax oils rising to the surface. The candle has not “gone bad” or unsafe to burn.  You can remove the bloom by rubbing it with a soft cloth or warming it very slowing with a hair dryer. Once removed, bloom will again reappear on pure beeswax – this represents the clarity and purity of the beeswax... Again, bloom has no effect on how your beeswax candle will burn.

The many uses of beeswax:

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Thread Conditioning Run your thread through a piece of beeswax then smooth the thread to remove excess beeswax.  The purpose of doing this is to both make the thread stronger and to reduce its tendency to tangle.  This is perfect for any hand sewing, beading, quilting, etc.

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Bow String All bows (recurve, compound, etc.) benefit from regular applications of beeswax.  The tackiness of beeswax helps hold the strings together and give them strength, as well as providing a more secure draw grip.

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SoapUse approximately 2 tablespoons of beeswax per pound of soap with your other oils or as a superfatting agent.  Make a 'milk and honey' soap for a delectable scent using both beeswax and a bit of honey, or just appreciate the properties of beeswax in any fine handmade soap.

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Cosmetics Beeswax combines with other nourishing oils to make the finest quality salves, lotions, lip balms, etc.  Substitute beeswax in all recipes calling for paraffin or other petroleum-based ingredients.

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Water ProofingThis is the oldest known substance used throughout history to waterproof everything from wood to cloth.  Work it into the threads, wood, or fabric and remove excess.

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Furniture Polish Beeswax and lemon is the ultimate fine furniture polish, and one of the reasons we have so many wood furniture treasures hundreds of years old. 

...and many, many more uses...

 

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