BeekeepingPreparing and the Storage of Beeswax

Preparing and the Storage of Beeswax

This insightful look into preparing and the storage of beeswax will help beekeepers rendering beeswax into a useful blocks.

Many people may not know that honey is not the only useful thing that comes from the result of bees and the plant pollination process carried out by millions of bees within a colony. At the heart of each colony of bees is the queen and thousands of worker bees who create elaborate structures called honeycombs,the honeycombs are designed to store honey, pollen and of course the larvae deposited by the queen.

Beeswax has a number of uses these days including a variety of crafts like candle making, skin soothing salves, medicinal aromatic scents and a numerous types of cosmetics use beeswax as a base. This is just a small sample of the many uses people have found for beeswax in their daily lives. It is used by commercial and private cheesemakers as a casing during the aging process. Beeswax is also used as a lubricant by craftsman in a number trades.

Preparing and the Storage of Beeswax

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Collect up all of the scraps filling up buckets and tubs
Turn raw honeycombs into easy use blocks
Describes an unique process to eliminate the annoying stickiness
Blocks or disks of beeswax makes it more convenient to work with

Great Extra Facts…. I just love to add extra inspiring knowledge about bees, honey and beekeeping.

By consuming honey, honeybees produce beeswax. It takes about 8.5 pounds of honey to produce one pound of beeswax. When the bees make one pound of beeswax into comb, it will hold 22 pounds of honey.

Honeybees collect nectar from approximately two million flowers to make one pound of honey. If you do the math, nectar is collected from 17 million flowers to make one pound of beeswax!

Beeswax obtains its distinctive aroma from the storage of honey and pollen in the honeycomb. The proximity of the honey gives the beeswax the strong smell of honey.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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