Making Beautiful Wax

Honey bees produce wax from glands in their body which is absolutely awesome. Bees of a certain age (12-20 days old) have 8 wax producing glands on the abdominal segments of their body. Wax is made primarily ofย esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols.

Wax can be used for so many different things – from cosmetics, furniture care, waterproofing, candles, and more. So, if you are interested in making beautiful wax to either sell for people to make these products or to store for yourself, you want to start with filtered wax that has been rendered from the comb or wax cappings.

I spent some time watching YouTube videos and looking up tips and tricks for rendering beautiful wax. This lady has all the facts and is obviously good at this since she also wins all the awards so, without further ado, check out this video on how to make premium wax from your backyard bees.

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