Often when we think of bees and beekeeping we only think about the production of honey; let’s not forget about the all-important beeswax!
Beeswax produced within Australia is World renowned for its purity, clarity and quality.
Free from the World’s worst bee diseases Adleys beeswax is 100% Australian, free from bleaching and perfect for your home DIY projects.
Uses For Beeswax
Beeswax has a clean, smokeless burn which, of course, is a key reason why it is used in candles.
In fact, beeswax candles don’t just avoid polluting the air; they clean the air like a great, natural, air purifier. Just like lightening, beeswax produces negative ions when burned.
These negative ions attach to positive ions (like dust, pollen, mold, odor, toxins) floating in the air and in this process cleans the air.
Due to the many properties of Beeswax such as antibacterial, anti inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial many beauty product producers include beeswax in their formulas.
Beeswax hydrates, conditions and soothes. It is refreshing, restorative, and gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive skin, in hair products and as a healer for wounds.
Timber – Beeswax furniture polish is a safe, natural, and effective way to bring life back into timber furniture. You can use it to polish finished furniture, to clean up damaged pieces, or as a stand-alone finish on unfinished wood. It is also great for cutting boards and those squeaky drawers, doors or windows.
Leather – Beeswax will help protect and waterproof, when blended with Jojoba oil it penetrates and nourishes the leather, bringing back and highlighting the natural colour. Beeswax Shoe Polish is not just for shoes, it also rejuvenates other leather goods such as belts and saddles.
Beeswax can be used to make an eco friendly alternative to plastic food wrap. Plastic is a durable material, but it’s not breathable meaning it can cause fresh foods to get hot and wilt.
Beeswax acts like a natural barrier; similar to how the skin of fruit protects the flesh or wax sealing cheese. Due to beeswax being breathable, antibacterial and antimicrobial food stays fresher for longer.
Beeswax crayons have a little more heft and strength to them, they glide smoothly on the paper making them easier for toddlers to use.
You can definitely tell the difference in color saturation as well.
Beeswax is an all-natural, renewable resource which is a safe alternative to the petroleum-based paraffin of many commercial crayons.
Beeswax has long been used within kitchens because of its naturally antiviral and antimicrobial properties being the ideal protective shield for cheeses and preserved foods.
Pastry chefs use Beeswax to grease trays and molds including traditional French Canelés molds, it is also used as a glaze for candies and pastries.
When it comes to timber utensils or cutting boards and cast iron you simply cannot go past beeswax to hydrate, shine, and waterproof them all.
How Is Beeswax Made?
The foraging worker bees collect nectar from the flower, stores it in their abdomen and flies back to the hive. During this time, a bee secretes beeswax from eight special glands located on its abdomen.
The wax begins as colourless and quite brittle however the longer the beeswax remains within the hive it picks up bits of honey, pollen, and propolis which gradually darkens its colour; ranging from bright yellow to dark brown.
The worker bees use the beeswax to build the familiar hexagonal honeycomb that makes up the insides of beehives. Bees use these combs for honey storage and to raise their young! Surplus honey produced by the hive is stored in these honeycombs and is then capped by more beeswax for safekeeping.
Where Do We Source Our Beeswax?
Our Beeswax is high quality, chemical free and locally sourced directly from our family hives.
Produced throughout our local forests from Eucalytpus trees and ground flora, the all Australian Beeswax here at Adleys is light golden yellow in colour; ideal for a range of uses including food wraps, candles, use within the kitchen or furniture polish.
We pride ourselves in sustaining the natural state of our Beeswax with no additives or imported alternatives. Harvested gently from the hives; using the decapping method of extraction where the frame is spun to remove the honey, the wax is then separated and melted down into usable blocks.
- 100g Blended Mix (10 x blocks) - Pre-blended with beeswax, resin and coconut oil
- Complete easy to follow step by step instructions included
- Packaged in a bonus (already made) Beeswax Food Wrap!