In addition to the export of honey, Australia
is a large exporter of beeswax. It can be used as a base in many products
including lipstick, hand creams and beauty creams. Beeswax is also
used for furniture polish and candles. The beeswax which caps each
honeycomb is removed before the frame is spun to release the honey.
The honey is then strained to remove any beeswax. Beeswax is a remarkable
wax because it does not melt readily. For example, it can stand temperatures
up to 60oc.
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