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What is beeswax? 

Beeswax can be used for multiple purposes from cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, candles, machining, restoring antiques and of course, as wax foundation sheets.

We are beeswax sheet suppliers and also supply beeswax blocks in assorted bars.

The beeswax foundation sheets fit into a brood frame for a bee hive and come as a yellow sheet of bees wax.

The beeswax blocks or bees wax bars are available per Kilogram either by collection at our shop or by mail order.

Honey Bee Articles

  • Perfect honey storage - the honeycomb
  • Super structure - the beehive

Perfect Honey Storage - the honeycomb

Honey bees have been harvesting nectar and pollen for millenia. The bee design has stood the test of time. HoneyBees keep their families, their young and their queen bee in specially designed cells. One of these cells in a massive collection is referred to as the honeycomb. It's where the perfect honey storage unit is found.

Read more on the honeycomb here...

Super structure - the beehive

The beehive is a massive interdependent super structure that man is still trying to emulate in the world's most complex and developed cities. We could take a leaf out of the honey bees' book on planning and utilisation of space and resources. In little less than one metre squared, up to 100 000 honey bees have been estimated as living harmoniously together. There is every element of human dwelling and utility provided for in the super structure. Military, mother, father, nursing, provider, breeder, storage, water supply and traffic to manage. The beehive is a super structure...

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What is Beeswax?

Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees of the genus Apis. It is mainly esters of fatty acids and various long chain alcohols. Typically, for a honey bee keeper, 10 pounds of honey yields 1 pound of wax. Or about 4Kg of honey should yield roughly 400g of beeswax.

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