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The Magic of Beeswax: A Journey from Hive to Candle 🐝

🕯️ Beeswax Basics:

  • Bees fly an astonishing 150,000 miles (roughly six times around the Earth) to produce just one pound of beeswax. That’s dedication!


Beeswax in a honeycomb
Beeswax and Honeycomb in a tree

  • Each pound of beeswax represents 33 million flower visits by a single honey bee. Talk about hard work!


  • Beeswax is secreted from the bee’s abdomen and used to construct intricate honeycombs. One pound of beeswax can hold up to 22 pounds of honey.


🌍 Ancient Origins:

  • Beeswax has been part of human civilization for millennia. It’s been discovered in pharaohs’ tombs, sunken Viking ships, and Roman ruins.

  • Beeswax served as the ancient equivalent of duct tape, with countless practical uses.


Ancient Beeswax found in a Pharaoh's tomb
Ancient Beeswax found in a Pharaoh's tomb


📜 Timeless Wisdom:

  • Beeswax doesn’t spoil; it’s been recovered from ancient shipwrecks and remains usable.

  • The oldest known notebooks used beeswax sheets as pages, their stylus marks still readable after centuries underwater.


🌿 Healing and Spirituality:

  • Honey, a product of the beehive, has always been revered as a divine gift with mystical qualities.

  • Bee shamanism, known as the Path of Pollen, explores the healing and spiritual powers of bee products.

  • Beeswax candles hold a special place in Christian rituals.


Beautiful Beeswax Candles
Beautiful Beeswax Candles

🌬️ Clean Air Allies:

  • Beeswax candles uniquely emit negative ions, purifying the air and promoting well-being.

  • Negative ions counteract pollution and allergens, creating a healthier environment.

🌸 Millions of Flowers, One Candle:

  • Burning a beeswax candle connects us to the wisdom of the beehive. Imagine the millions of flowers visited and pollinated to create that single candle!


Stay tuned as we explore different types of Candle wax coming soon!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight! XO

Lisa


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