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Beeswax

Uncapping honeycomb with uncapping knife
Melted beeswax
Processed beeswax

Beeswax is the most precious resource in the hive. Honeybees must gather nectar from 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey, and it takes 8 pounds of honey to make 1 pound of beeswax. This makes it one of the most labor intensive products of the hive, and we are very conscious of this fact when harvesting honey and beeswax.

 

Our beeswax comes from the wax cappings. We do not crush the comb to extract honey as this leaves us unable to return already drawn comb to the bees next season. Every bit of wax we can return to the bees is more honey for harvest! Our goal is not to rob them of all of their hard work, and we store our drawn frames of comb carefully to be able to give our bees their comb back year after year.

We have been lucky enough to source more untreated beeswax from other local beekeepers to have enough to make candles, beeswax wraps, lip balms, herbal salves, and more! In fact, we keep a small bowl ready to be microwaved if we have an egg in the incubator crack.

Until we have more beeswax than we can use, we will not be offering beeswax for sale.

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