One of the upsides of our hive catastrophe is that it provided a lot of honeycomb. After the honey was harvested, the rest was ready to be processed into beeswax.
There were a few steps in the process, including the use of our home-built solar wax melter (the topic of a future post). The photo above shows the final result.
It’s a lovely yellow colour, and hopefully pretty pure. Now we just have to work out what to do with it!
- beeswax candles
- lip balm
- ointments (combined with various essential oils, etc)
- furniture wax
Any other suggestions?