All About Beeswax
Beeswax is a secretion from the 8 wax producing glands on the worker bees abdomen. The bees eat their honey stores and wax is secreted in the form of scales. They use this wax to produce the hexagonal patterned cells that make honey comb. The hexagon is the most efficient shape to store the most honey in the least surface area. It takes about 8.4 pounds(3.8 kg) of honey to be converted into 1 pound (454g) of beeswax so is very labour and resource intensive.
We use our beautiful light coloured cappings to make our beeswax candle and other beeswax products.
The cappings are saved while extracting honey then melted and filtered through warm clean muslin cloth. The end result is pure bright yellow, honey scented wax blocks. Any wax which has impurities is not wasted but used by Ceri to make foundation for frames.
Beeswax candles are special because:
- Beeswax candles are 100% natural
Our candles are made from 100% pure beeswax, natural goodness from the bees. They do not contain any paraffin or chemicals.
- Beeswax candles are environmentally friendly
Candles made from beeswax burn cleanly and are entirely biodegradable.
- Burning beeswax candles smell of warm honey
Beeswax candles give off sweet aroma that comes from the honey that has been encased in the comb.
- Beeswax candles burn longer and brighter
Our beeswax candles cost more than paraffin and soy candles, but they work out more cost-effective. Beeswax candles will burn much longer and brighter than either paraffin or soy.
- Beeswax candles purify the air
Beeswax candles contain negative ions that purify and cleanse the air. Most air particles are positively charged. Negative ions and positive ions are magnetically attracted to each other. This means that the particle becomes too heavy to stay in the air, drops to the ground where regular cleaning such as vacuuming or dusting will clean it up. This helps to purify the air of things like dust, odours and pollen.