Beeswax is a major bee product, obtained from the honeycombs of bees after the honey has been removed by draining or centrifuging. The combs are melted with hot water, steam or solar heat; the melted product is filtered and cast into cakes of yellow beeswax.
Function of bee wax
(a) the raw materials for cosmetics ,such as ointment, cream, lipstick, pomade, eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, rough lotion making etc. due to its excellent adhesiveness, permeability, emulsification state and smoothness.
(b) making candles, a lot of use of all types of beeswax candles.
(c) the medical application, for example, ointment, gel, paste wax, which pill clothing and medicine must use beeswax.
(d) gum, crayon, ink also use wax as adhesive.
(e) chewing beeswax with honey clears nasopharynx is unchangeable means for treatment of antritis and asthma.
(f) Beeswax is not digested by organism and reformed into soft elastic lubricant and effects benevolently on.
Application: It is widely used in cosmetics,
pharmaceuticals and textiles, beekeeping industry, candle making and leather industry.
1).In cosmetic manufacturing, many beauty products contain beeswax, such as Body Wash, Lip Rouge, Blusher, Body Wax, ointment, cream, lipstick, pomade, eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, rough lotion making etc.
2) In candle making, a lot of use of all types of beeswax candles.
3).In Pharmaceutical industry. Beeswax can be used in the manufacture of dental casting wax, baseplate wax, adhesive wax, pill outer shell etc.
4).In the food industry, It can be used as coating, packing and coat of food;
5).In agriculture and animal husbandry, it can be used as manufacturing fruit tree grafting wax and pest adhesive etc.
6).In beekeeping, it can be used to manufacture beeswax foundation and wax bowl.
7).In material industry, it can be used to manufacturing cerecloth, lubricants and coatings etc.
8).Beeswax is also have very high medicinal value, the medical application, for example, ointment, gel, paste wax, which pill clothing and medicine must use beeswax.