As bees eat honey, their bodies make wax. Chewing this wax with a little more honey, the bees build combs, store pollen and surplus honey for the winter.
A lot of scientists admit that beeswax honeycomb is a triumph of engineering. It consists of sexangle shaped cells which is the most effective form for using the smallest possible quantity of wax to keep a great amount of honey. Moreover, hexagon is one of the strongest possible shapes using the fewest number of material.
The color of beeswax changes with age and use. It darkens from brand new white to various tones of yellow, orange, red, and up to deep-brown. However, color has no great weight on the quality of the wax, except than on its aesthetic appeal.
Density 0,9560,970 g/sm3
Melting point: 61 65 °C
Congealing point: 60,5 65 °C
Acid value: 17 22 (mgKOH/g)
Ester value: 70 80 (mgKOH/g)
Saponification value: 70 97 (mgKOH/g)
Ratio-Number: 3,3 4,3
- First of all foundation for new honeycomb in hives
- Cosmetics and medicinal creams (Lip balm, body butter, lotions, wax for a natural hair remover)
- Arts: Crayons, Batik printing & Ukrainian Egg Decorating
- Furniture and guitar polish
- Lubricant for doors, windows, tools
- Cheese wax cover as protection from spoilage
- Envelopes and documents seal
- Waterproofs leather, shoes, fishing lines
- Corrosion Control
- Wax for skis and bow strings
- Creates a freely moving surface on irons and frying pans
- Soap making
- Beard and mustache wax
- Reconstructive surgery
- Dental procedures and Dental floss
- Used by NASA with an enzyme to mop up oceanic oil spills
- in candies like gummy bears, worms and jelly beans
- For cracked animal hooves
- Chewing beeswax can help quit the habit of smoking
- Wax purchase from beekeepers from ecologically clean regions of Ukraine.
- Acceptance control: organoleptic characteristics determination (color, smell, fracture structure), physical and chemical parameters are checked at inner plant laboratory.
- Download to melting machine in lots of 5000 kg;
- Melting and sterilization in oil wax melter not less than 3 hours.
- Heat treatment for 2.5 hours with a melting temperature through the wax thickness of 124-130 ° C, after that wax settles for at least 8 hours at a temperature of 90 °C;
- Filtering of wax in the fine filter tube;
- Spill of melted wax into the molds;
- Warehousing bars of wax on pallets;
- Independent laboratory testing of produced wax (Intertek, Ceralyse);
- Packing in plastic film or in polypropylene bags on pallets;
- Storage at a temperature not than 30 °C.
Propolis is a resinous material that bees use to seal small cracks and gaps in the hive (beeswax seals the larger gaps). Bees make it by gathering resin from trees and other sources and mix it with a little bit of honey. Propolis acts as an antiseptic barrier protecting the hive from contamination and from external invaders. And it is not by chance that the name propolis comes from the Greek meaning "defense of the city".
The antimicrobial properties of propolis create a sterile, safe environment within bee hives, protect it from viruses and bacteria.
- Propolis kills bacteria
- Propolis lowers blood pressure
- Propolis helps treat bone diseases
- Supports immune system
- Propolis helps treat allergies
- Propolis kills cancer cells
- Propolis may help treat food poisoning
- Propolis protects injured teeth
- Heat stress & athletic performance
Bee Pollen is made by honeybees, as food of the young bee. It contains nearly all nutrients required by human body. Bee-gathered pollens are rich in proteins (approximately 40% protein), free amino acids and vitamins, including the B-complex, and folic acid. It is richer in proteins than any animal source. It contains more amino acids than beef, eggs or cheese of equal weight.
Can you imagine that one teaspoon of pollen takes one bee a whole month of 8 hours working day to gather!
The color of the pollen varies ranging from bright yellow to black. The pollen grains depend on the plant species; they differ in shape, color, size and weight.
- Acts as an antioxidant and antibiotic
- Protects against liver toxicity
- Immune strengthening
- Serves as a dietary supplement
- Relieves menopausal symptoms also enhances fertility
- Helps relieve stress
- Heart and blood health
- Physical performance
- Skin health
- 30% digestible carbohydrates
- 26% sugars (mainly fructose and glucose)
- 23% protein (including 10% of essential amino acids)
- 5% lipids (including essential fatty acids)
- 2% phenolic compounds (including flavonoids)
- 1.6% minerals (including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon and selenium)
- 0.6% water-soluble vitamins and acids (including B1, B2, B6 and C)
- 0.1% fat-soluble vitamins (including vitamins A, E and D)