What is Bee’s Wax?

800px-Beeswax_foundationUnlike other beard balms containing Bee’s Wax, our Bee’s Wax has been bleached to remove the yellow color. It is pure white natural Bee’s Wax, and has been filtered to be free of any debris. As a Santa you don’t want to add anything to your pearly white beard that would cause it to yellow.

Beeswax is  more than yellow to brown glandular secretions of bees. However, if you look up some facts about beeswax, it’ll reveal to you that the blessings and versatility of this substance has been known to man for centuries. If you ask anybody today about the uses of beeswax, after prolonged thinking they might be able to tell you about the beeswax uses in cosmetics. Beeswax is indeed used in a lot of body lotions and face creams as it is believed to bind all the other components together and gives the products their sheeny, glassy look.

The wax is formed by worker bees, which secrete it from eight wax-producing mirror glands on the inner sides of the sternites (the ventral shield or plate of each segment of the body) on abdominal segments 4 to 7. The sizes of these wax glands depend on the age of the worker, and after daily flights, these glands begin to gradually atrophy. The new wax scales are initially glass-clear and colorless, becoming opaque after mastication by the worker bee. The wax of honeycomb is nearly white, but becomes progressively more yellow or brown by incorporation of pollen oils and propolis. The wax scales are about 3 mm (0.12 in) across and 0.1 mm (0.0039 in) thick and about 1,100 are required to make a gram of wax.

 

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