Our beeswax is 100% pure, raw beeswax taken straight from the hive. Beeswax is one of nature’s most amazing products. Honey bees have four pairs of glands on the underside of their abdomen that secretes the wax, which is derived from the same nectar that the bees collect from flowers to create honey.
Since beeswax is a completely natural product, the color and aroma can vary from batch to batch depending on where the hives were located, which type of nectar was being collected and where the wax came from within the hive. Wax can be collected from honeycomb capping or from the foundation used in the hive. In general, beeswax from older foundations is darker in color and may have a stronger, earthy aroma.
Over time, 100% pure beeswax will develop a naturally occurring white film on its surface. This white film is called “bloom” and is very similar to what happens to pure chocolate over time and is an indication of the purity of the beeswax. If you do not like the look of bloom, it can simply be removed by buffing the surface of the candle or other beeswax product with a soft cloth or applying low/warm heat with a hair dryer.
Montana, Washington, Idaho