212 N. Washington
Eatonville, WA 98328
dancingbeeapiary@gmail.com
Beeswax should speak for itself but there is a lot out there full of fillers,
pesticides, contaminants, as well as refined and bleached it can hardly be
called beeswax!
Our bees wax comes from happy dancing bees that are not medicated or
fed artificial food supplements. They are free to roam acres upon acres of
wild flowers, veggie blossoms, medicinal herbs and blossoming fruit
trees. Most of the wax is considered a beneficial byproduct of honey
harvesting; Beeswax is produced by the (female) worker honeybees. The
wax is secreted from wax glands on the underside of the bee's
abdomen and is molded into six-sided cells which are filled with honey,
then capped with more wax. When honey is harvested, the top layer of
wax that covers the cells, or the cappings, must be removed from each
hexagon-shaped cell. SO to make a long story short we take all of the
wax cappings from the honey comb, save them, then melt them down
into nice manageable bricks, and last but not least allow them to solidify
in a clean environment free from chemicals. Just to put it into
perspective, one pound of wax requires the bees to consume about ten
pounds of honey. Honeybees collect nectar from approximately
two million flowers to make one pound of honey, so nectar is collected
from 20 million flowers to make 10 pounds of honey to make one pound
of beeswax! Crazy right?
You will notice the color of our wax varies from pale yellow to a deep
gold, that is due to the pollen and propolis content of the wax. You may
also notice dark spots and swirls; again this is due to pollen content and
propolis. Because our beeswax has not been refined,  filled, or otherwise
altered other than being melted down it smells amazingly like honey!
Even after melting, it still remains a biologically active product, retaining
some anti-bacterial properties and also contains vitamin A.