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7 Uses for Beeswax | Care2 Healthy Living

7 Uses for Beeswax | Care2 Healthy Living

By Laura Foster-Bobroff, Hometalk No one has a fondness for stinging insects, but when it comes to the honeybee, humanity owes an enormous debt to the insect. Honeybees produce a multitude of products that benefit us. In the process of producing honey, bees build honeycomb cells made out of wax where honey, pollen (and baby bees) are stored. Beeswax is a by-product of honey production, but has a multitude of uses in the cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical industries – for example, producing high quality creams, protecting and aging cheese or coating pills. Around the home there are several uses for this versatile product . Beeswax can be purchased in hardware stores or craft stores in block form. A one pound block of beeswax will cost anywhere from $4-20, depending on the grade and whether it’s filtered or unfiltered. Without adding anything to it, beeswax alone can be used ...

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