Beeswax

Earthy Roots own Natural




Description

Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees of the genus Apis. Honey bees use the beeswax to build honeycomb cells in which their young are raised with honey and pollen cells being capped for storage.

Beeswax is produced by the worker honeybees. The wax is secreted from wax glands on the underside of the bee's abdomen and is molded into six-sided cells which are filled with honey, once the cells are full they are then capped with more wax.

The beeswax is collected during honey production, it contains some honey, bee parts, and other impurities, and therefore must be melted and filtered or strained.

Extraction Method

Extracted by melting and filtration.

Origin

Cambridgeshire, UK