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Our beautiful beeswax is golden in color, among the most golden-yellow beeswax you will find.  The color of beeswax is largely determined by the flower sources visited by the bees - the lighter the wax, the lighter the honey.  With our beeswax, we craft lovely candles and Christmas ornaments - all of this work is done by hand, meaning that no two beeswax products will be exactly alike, nor weigh exactly the same.

We also sell triple filtered beeswax in blocks and bars of various sizes for people to use in their own candle making and crafting projects.

In addition, we sell bulk, single filtered beeswax in blocks of 20lbs or more. You may need to continue to filter such bulk beeswax if you plan to use it in your crafting projects.

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A selection of our beeswax products.





Beeswax Rounds


Small Beeswax Bar


Beeswax Hexagon


Beeswax Blocks: Large, Medium, and Small



FAQ

Who orders bulk beeswax, and why?
Beeswax is used in many different projects, and not just by candle and lip balm makers! Hunters use beeswax on their bow strings; bead workers, embroiderers and quilters use beeswax to aid them in threading their needles; anglers use beeswax to make their fly lines float better; sculptors use beeswax to preserve their iron, bronze and copper casts; homeowners use beeswax to make their own furniture polish; and people everywhere use beeswax to lubricate zippers on any number of items, including briefcases, purses, jackets, jeans, tents, and saddlebags. Any household can benefit from a block of beeswax!

Why are beeswax candles superior to paraffin candles?
Generally speaking, the typical candles you see for sale are made of paraffin. Beeswax is a natural byproduct of honey bees, and as such, it is a renewable energy resource. Paraffin is a nonrenewable toxic byproduct of petroleum. When burned, a paraffin candle emits a petrol soot. A beeswax candle, when burned, produces negative ions which cleans the air into which it is emitted. Paraffin candles are typically dyed and fragranced with chemicals which are also emitted when burned. Their wicks often have chemical cores. Our beeswax candles are never dyed and are fragranced only by the flower nectars gathered by the bees. We use only 100% cotton wicks in our candles, meaning that no toxins are released upon burning. Unlike paraffin, beeswax candles do not drip and, when properly poured and wicked, burn longer than paraffin candles. The light produced by beeswax candles has the same light spectrum as the sun. Paraffin candles produce a light spectrum akin to that of an old fashioned incandescent light bulb, which is much harder on your eyes. Need another reason to purchase beeswax candles over paraffin candles? By supporting your local beekeeper, and not your local big box store, you're helping to save the honey bee!

Why do my candles and beeswax blocks have a white film on them?
As time goes by, your beeswax products may develop what is called "bloom." Bloom is a creamy coating that is the result of soft oils in beeswax rising to its surface. The bloom will not affect your candles or other products in any way. It is easily removed by running a hair dryer over the surface, to warm it, or by rubbing it with a soft cloth.

How much honey do bees consume for every pound of beeswax they produce?
The answer to this question will vary with a particular beekeeper's bees, their nectar sources and their location, but generally speaking, Glacier County Honey bees consume about eight to ten pounds of honey for every pound of beeswax they produce. Young worker bees have eight wax secreting glands, and from these glands, they produce beeswax in the form of scales. It takes about 800,000 scales to produce one pound of beeswax! Bees use their beeswax to form the honeycomb that they store their honey in, and to seal over the combs of honey when they are full.