Wax

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    Cleaning Beeswax and Making Polish

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. This booklet explains how to clean raw beeswax ready for use in crafts such as candles, cosmetics and polish. It also includes…

    Making Beeswax Candles

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. Beeswax makes wonderful candles. There is more to candle making than can be covered in 12 short pages, but this booklet explains…

    Make Your Own Beeswax and Honey Skin Creams

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. There is no need for specialist equipment or fancy ingredients. It really is very easy to make simple but effective skin creams…

    Wax Extraction for the Back Yard Beekeeper

      Dave Atherton

    Dave Atherton first encountered bees in July 1955, when he helped to catch a swarm in his uncle's garden in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire. He went on to be Secretary of the Roe Valley Beekeepers' Association for 10 years, Honey Show Manager for 15 years, and served in several positions on the Executive Committee of the Ulster Beekeepers Association. He is…

    Making and Selling Cosmetics

    Honeycomb Cleansing Cream

      Dr. Sara J. Robb

    Whether you're interested in creating beauty products for yourself or for profit, Making and Selling Cosmetics is for you. The author, Dr Sara Robb, has over 15 years of experience as a cos­metics formulator and specializes in products containing honey and bees­wax. Each booklet provides an easy ­to-follow recipe and a step-by-step guide on how to meet the require­ments to…

    Beehive Alchemy

    Projects and Recipes using Honey, Beeswax, Propolis, and Pollen

      Petra Ahnert

    From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy is a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life. With this new book, beekeepers (and bee lovers) will learn about the benefits and attributes of beeswax, honey, propolis, and more as they're introduced to a full range of projects and techniques to process and harness the…

    Harvesting Honey

      Wally Shaw

    This booklet covers all stages of the process of getting honey from the hive and into a jar (suitable for sale) in a manner that inflicts the least damage to what is a delicate product. Careful treatment makes the difference between beekeeper honey and that sold in most supermarkets which has usually been ultra-filtered and pasteurised to prevent fermentation and…

    Comb Management

      Wally Shaw

    In a sense the combs in a honey bee nest are an extension of the bees that made them and it is really the bees and combs together that constitute the colony. In fact, the average honey bee worker spends 95% of her life on the combs in the hive. The combs are built to be multi-purpose in the sense…

    A Comprehensive Guide to Preparing Exhibits for a Honey Show

      David Shannon

    David Shannon, a beekeeper for over 15 years, has kept 30-40 colonies in Yorkshire. He has an enthusiastic interest in preparing a variety of hive products for the show in Harrogate (Supreme Champion twice) and the Royal Show at Stoneleigh (winning the most points, a Bronze Medal, and the Brydon Trophy for his mead). Whilst still showing his products, he…

    Honeybees and Wax

    An Experimental Natural History

      H. R. Hepburn

    "Instead of dirt and poison we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light." Mindful of Swift's dictum, this compila­tion is offered as an exhaustive coverage of the literature (ancient to modern) on the synthesis and secretion of beeswax, its elaboration into combs,…

    Honey, Natures Golden Healer

      Gloria Havenhand

    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…

    Waxy Corner

      Jenny Gammon

    Jenny has been beekeeping with husband Sid for nearly 30 years. Both of them have been involved with the Taunton and District Division of Beekeepers in Somerset. She got interested in wax after a talk at the local division. She has done talks to other divisions and held workshops in making of candles. She was awarded the West Country Honey…

    How to Make Beeswax Candles

      Clara Furness

    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.

    Making Beeswax Flowers

      Elizabeth Duffin

    This title details the making and decorating of flat sheets of wax for petals and leaves; of roses, crocuses, and other wax foundation flowers. "I have been making wax flowers for a long time and I must say that I have really enjoyed it. I hope you will too". Elizabeth Duffin

    Beeswax

      Ron Brown

    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…

    Beeswax Alchemy

      Petra Ahnert

    Create Natural beeswax products - candles, soap, balms, salves and home decor for health and home. "This is the book I've been waiting thirty years for. Excellent instructions. Bountiful information. Beautifully done". (Kim Flottum, Editor Bee Culture Magazine).

    Beauty and the Bees

      Dr. Sara J. Robb

    Oxidative stress plays a role in aging and disease, with cellular damage, aging and death delayed by anti-oxidants. In Beauty and the Bees, Dr Sara Robb explain how honey, beeswax, and propolis can be used to decrease the signs of aging. Bee products, in particular honey, are valuable as dietary supplements, as functional foods, in home remedies and in cosmetics.…

    Honey Potions

      Dr. Sara J. Robb

    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.

    Beeswax Crafting

    With Craft Contributions by Margo Barraclough, Michael Bossom & Elizabeth Duffin

      Robert Berthold Jr.

    Beeswax is Nature's wax. Humans have found countless ways to use beeswax – from candles to cosmetics, from batik to encaustic painting. Here is a book for both the beekeeper and the craftsperson. Learn how to process and use beeswax for your personal use, or for sale. Dr. Robert Berthold Jr, is well-known for his range of experience with beeswax,…