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A Buzzworthy Topic: Beeswax and Its Usefulness


At our PCOM San Diego campus, we host events called “pop!TALKS” which highlight trending topics. This month’s talk is called “The Buzz” and focuses on honeybees, saving the bees, and harvesting your own honey! In honor of our bee pop!TALK, we thought it would be fun to write about different uses for beeswax.

So, what can you use beeswax for? Take a look..

1.Beeswax can be used to loosen rusted nuts and bolts

When melted down, you can drip hot beeswax on nuts and bolts to make them easier to remove.

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2.Beeswax can be used to make candles

Beeswax candles are perfect for people who are sensitive to smoke and intense fragrances.

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3.Beeswax can be used to make windows and drawers slide easier

You can take the stub of a beeswax candle and rub it along the edges of drawers and tracks to avoid sticking.

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4. Beeswax can be used to condition and waterproof  boots, saddles, bags, or other leather products

To keep your leather goods up to par, rub beeswax into the leather with a dry cloth.

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5. Beeswax can be used to coat hand tools, shovels, or cast iron pieces to prevent rusting

The wax can serve to keep wooden handles in tip-top shape as well.

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6. Beeswax can be used to coat cheese

If you make your own cheese, hot beeswax is a great way to keep it from spoiling.

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7. Beeswax can be used to make crayons

Beeswax crayons tend to be harder, which allows for more details in pictures.

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8. Beeswax can be used for an envelope seal

You can apply beeswax to a letter that you are sending out (perfect for baby showers or invitations).

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 9. Beeswax can be used to grease cookie sheets

If you have a block of beeswax,  rub it over the surface of your baking sheets so that your cookies don’t stick!

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10. Beeswax can be used as furniture polish

You can combine beeswax with coconut oil to keep your furniture nice and clean.

Do you want to attend our April pop!TALK? Click here to learn what “The Buzz” is all about! 

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