Processing and use of beeswax
This is a collection of articles, originally published in The British Bee Journal. This 20 page A4 reprint is full of information gained by Clara over many years when she was a particularly successful competitor at The National Honey Show. Reproduced from the original publication in March 2010 with the agreement of her family.
This 4th edition has an updated candle making section and more on wax casting than the previous editions. In 1981 Beeswax was the first UK published book on the subject for nearly 75 years since Cowan’s Waxcraft. It contains details on the history, chemical content, and the many uses of beeswax. The 20 illustrations are carefully chosen to make this an essentially practical book for the beekeeper, wax candle and polish maker as well as the interested reader, who may have often wondered what produced the shine on the dining room table.
Dr Sara’s Honey Potions is a collection of methods and recipes for making interesting products using honey and beeswax. What is more, most of Dr. Sara’s recipes do not require any special equipment and can be made with ingredients you can buy at the grocery store.
There is growing evidence to show that honey is hugely beneficial to our health, from its antibacterial properties to helping hay fever sufferers. With increasing numbers of people interested in ditching drugs for natural alternatives to combat health problems from allergies to acne, this book is a timely look at how the beehive can help us to look and feel better.