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Beeswax (Cera Alba) is a non-toxic waxy substance secreted by bees to construct their honeycomb. When melted and strained it can be used for beautiful and beneficial candles that have significantly longer burning time than all other candles.
Beeswax candles have the brightest purest light of all candles and are closest to natural sunlight when burned, they have a mild sweet natural honey sent and are not owerwhelming like artificially scented candles.
Beeswax candles are producing negative ions when burned, and thus neutralizing pollutants in the air. This helps eliminate dust, odors and mold in the atmosphere, easing allergy and asthma symptoms. Beeswax candles ARE NOT producing traces of carcinogenic chemicals when burned like other type of candles do.
For centuries, beeswax was appreciated as the best material for making candles. Before the advent of cheap petroleum-based waxes, tallow (rendered animal fat) was used for cheap candles and for the adulteration of beeswax.
If you wonder why beeswax is so expensive, consider this:
Young bees in the hive, after feeding the young brood with royal jelly, take part in the construction of the hive. Engorged with honey and resting suspended for 24 hours together with many other bees in the same position, 8 wax glands on the underside of the abdomens of the young bees secret small wax platelets. These are scraped off by the bee, chewed and masticated into pliable pieces with the addition of saliva and a variety of enzymes. Once chewed, attached to the comb and re-chewed several times, they finally form part of this architectural masterpiece, a comb of hexagonal cells, a 20 g structure which can support 1000 g of honey.
It has been estimated that bees must fly 150,000 miles and visit 33 million flowers to produce one pound of wax. Bees must eat about six pounds of honey to secrete a pound of wax. For every 100 pounds of honey a beekeeper harvests, only one to two pounds of beeswax are produced.