Beeswax

Beeswax

Beeswax is produced by the honeybees wax glands it comes out in plates or flakes and is initially transparent in color. The honeybees then chew the wax and add some of their enzymes to it and then use the wax to make hexagonal cells to store honey. The wax at this point is white in color and often is used to cap the hexagonal cells laden with pure honey. This is known as honeycomb. Depending on the type of nectar that the honeybees have collected the color of the beeswax can change. If the honeybees are storing the buckwheat flower’s nectar in a cell then this dark nectar will change the color of the wax from white to dark brown. Acacia nectar can color the wax to a golden orange or brown etc. Propolis a resinous healing substance that the bees collect from flowers and tree buds can further color the beeswax.

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Beeswax Candles

Honeybees visit over 2 million flowers to make a single pound of honey. Thus the tiny droplets of flower nectar that they collect impregnate the hexagonal beeswax cells with a delicious natural perfume a veritable bouquet of nature’s natural scent. When the beeswax isburned as a candle it releases this wonderful natural odour into the air purifying the atmosphere. The beeswax flame is the closest there is to pure sunlight. Many spiritual traditions laud the power of the beeswax candles to drive away impure and undesirable entities. It is important to trim the wick of your beeswax candle. Beeswax candles burn purer and longer than conventional paraffin candles. Enjoy your beeswax candles these wonderful gifts from the blessed honeybee. Please do not leave burning candles unattended.

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