My lovely in-laws keep bees * and after the most recent honey harvest there was plenty of beeswax left over. I asked for some to use for various craft projects, and was gifted this lovely block- cast in a milk carton, so I guess it is about a half litre of beeswax! It smells divine!
* I often wonder about the term "bee keeping" - because of all creatures which can be farmed, surely bees- who can travel up to 5 kilometres looking for nectar flowers- are really not " kept"!
I used some of the beeswax to polish some hand painted beads, and also to stiffen the ends of the thread, to make it easier to thread the beads on.
Now I need to think of some other projects requiring beeswax!
( and is beeswax the actual word, or should it more correctly be bees' wax"?)