Friday, 24 March 2017

Mind your own beeswax!

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"?)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. I hope they share other products with you too. I always try to get my honey from a farmer's market.


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