Various products are 'produced' by a honey
bee colony, the two key products are beeswax and honey. You can buy the
products direct from me, follow this link for
Wax has a number of uses including beeswax
Beeswax candles can be made in a variety of
methods. I have taken wax sheets embossed with a honeycomb pattern that is
typical used in the beehive frames, and simply rolled the wax sheet up with a
central wick. These candles are quick and easy to make.
Another way that produces a better quality
candle, is by melting beeswax and pouring into a suitable mould containing a
candle wick. The candle is removed from the mould after cooling and the
resulting candle takes on the shape of the mould.
The wax sheets are available in a number of
dyed colours in addition to the natural beeswax colour. There are a huge variety
of moulds available to meet all tastes in candles. Details of supplies can be
found on the Links page
I have made a number of rolled and solid
cast beeswax candles, there seems to be a small market for good quality
candles. Look here for further information on the candles I have made.
have also recently been asked if
I can make beeswax polish. So, having
ordered the appropriate supplies I will begin to experiment over the
next few weeks. Have a look on this page for further details.
Well this year I am expecting a bumper crop
of honey. ......
The bees store the honey in the frames, and
this is simply removed by using a centrifuge and filtered. After allowing a
short period for any air bubbles to rise to the surface, the honey is then
poured into jars labelled and sold.