Beeswax

beeswax is a natural animal wax obtained by melting the walls of the honeycomb after the removal of honey made by the honey bee, Apis mellifera L. species with hot water or steam and removing foreign material.

Beeswax: Descripts by yellowish white or yellowish to greyish brown pieces or plates with a fine-grained and non-crystalline fracture, having an agreeable, honey-like odor.

 

Beeswax has many uses in industry, pharmacy and medicine. Some of the documented uses include making of adhesives, candles, cosmetics, electrical insulation, explosives, floor polishes, lubricants, pencils, pharmaceuticals, printing inks, shoe creams, varnishes in leather, molding, paper and rubber industries.