Beeswax BooksWhether you're a beginner or an experienced beekeeper, it's fun to work with beeswax!!
Top 7 Beeswax Books
If you like working with beeswax or are new to beekeeping and are wondering what to do with the beeswax, check out the top 7 beeswax books on this page for some great ideas. But first a bit of info:
What is Beeswax?
What is beeswax? Beeswax is mostly colorless wax that is naturally secreted from special glands on honey bees (mostly) – in time beeswax can develop a brown or yellow color with propolis, pollen, etc, being mixed in. The honey bees chew this wax and use it to build honeycomb.
Let’s be fair here, they don’t just build honeycomb!! They build perfectly shaped hexagon honeycomb. We would need special equipment to come up with such perfect shapes but bees do it time after time after time. Being the super-efficient insects they are, bees choose this shape because it doesn’t take up a lot of space in the beehive nor does it use a lot of wax to build.
At honey harvesting time, beekeepers remove the capping from the cells in the honeycomb with the uncapping tool, melt it, filter it – beeswax!! So beeswax is an amazing and completely natural product.
Beeswax quick Facts
- It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties
- It heals skin
- It’s completely natural
- It’s environmentally friendly
- You can eat it – YUM!!!
- You can use it as a moisturizer
- It won’t go bad
- It can help purify the air
- It’s waterproof
The uses for beeswax is an ever-increasing list!
Read these great books for ideas on how to work with Beeswax
You’ll be making beeswax products in no time and having heaps of fun.
Let’s go through some uses and benefits of beeswax:
- Medicinal uses of Beeswax
- Helps to soothe minor cuts and abrasions and help in the healing process
- Creates a barrier over broken skin preventing against irritants and harmful bacteria (great for chapped lips)
- Provides anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties helping to soothe allergies and skin issues, e.g. rosacea and eczema
- Aromatherapy uses of Beeswax
- Candles burn slower and longer with almost no smoke
- Smell like honey
- Pure beeswax candles can help purify the air
- Supports overall mind and body health
- Cosmetic uses of Beeswax
- Calming properties help to hydrate, moisturize and soothe skin
- Exfoliates skin
- Helps to repair damaged skin
- Helps to promote skin regeneration
- Helps to diminish aging signs
- Helps calm irritation and itchy skin
- Creates a barrier which protects skin from pollutants
- Helps to condition and nourish hair and leaves hair shiny
- Can be mixed with other products to create a natural deodorant
- Makes great soap that is easy on your skin
Homemade Beeswax Products
Here are some homemade products containing beeswax that are extremely popular with DIYs:
- Baby Products
- Cold & Flu Relief
- Food wraps
I’m not a beekeeper – can I still work with beeswax?
If you’re not a beekeeper but want to work with beeswax, just contact your local beekeeping club or a local beekeeper if there’s one nearby, to buy some beeswax.
Sounds like fun doesn’t it! With so many uses, it might be a good time to start working with beeswax and see what you can use it for.
You will find all the information you need to discover the great art of using beeswax in the best beekeeping books for working with beeswax. So start reading today!
Enjoy and Happy creating.
Best Wishes Bee Friends!
If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission which helps us to maintain our website. However, our editorial content is not influenced by commissions and remains free to our loyal visitors. Read full disclosure.