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How do you tell beeswax from paraffin?

If the label on the candle doesn't say, it's probably paraffin. Most candles are made with paraffin because it's cheaper, it's stronger and absorbs scents and colors better. I (MORE)

What is the Chemical composition of beeswax?

Chemical Composition of Yellow Beeswax: Esters of wax acids 70.9%, Cholesteryl esters of fatty acids 1.1%, Flavones (Coloring matter) .3%, Lactones .6%, Free alcohols 1-1.25%, (MORE)

What is beeswax made of?

Beeswax is produced by glands on the underside of a bee's abdomen. The glands produce liquid wax which sets into little flakes of solid wax about the size of a pinhead on cont (MORE)

Does getting beeswax hurt bees?

Harvesting beeswax does not hurt the bees. The bees will just  continue on with their work and create more beeswax.
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How much does a tablespoon of beeswax weigh?

Just measured about a tsp of beeswax to be 3 gr. So a tbsp would be 9 - 10 gr. approximately in my humble opinion.
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How do you get Beeswax from a beehive?

Beeswax is gathered from the hive by harvesting the sections of  honeycomb where the queen bee lays her eggs. Then it is melted down  and poured into molds that look like br (MORE)

Is beeswax honey?

No, beeswax is extruded from wax glands on the underside of the abdomen of worker bees as thin plates of wax. These are manipulated by the bees' manidbles to shape them and pu (MORE)

Are beeswax candles edible?

yes, during the Lewis and Clark expidition they ate beewax candles  because they were hungry with no food
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