Beeswax Research Paper

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Beeswax Candle Fun Facts
There are many beeswax candle around the world. Many with labels such as aromatherapy beeswax candles, beeswax essential oil candles and scented beeswax candles. All made from 100% pure beeswax. Candles have been used for more than 5,000 years. The earliest known candle creations were founded in Egypt in 3000 BC the Egyptians formed a candle that was made out of beeswax. Beeswax candles were made much like any other candle around. But unlike animal-based tallow, beeswax burned pure and cleanly, without producing a smoky flame. It also gave off a pleasant sweet smell rather than the foul odor of tallow or paraffin. Beeswax was a huge improvement from the tallow. From then on beeswax candles have been a household name as the
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You probably heard that beeswax candles are expensive. You might ask how to make a beeswax candle. The wax is made by young bees less than 17 days old. The wax is secreted from glands that gradually atrophy as the bee ages and begins foraging. Therefore, the bees must be young. The bees gorge themselves on nectar that has been stored in the colony. They rest for 24 hours while their bodies metabolize the wax. The bee has eight tiny slits on her abdomen where tiny moist scales of wax emerge. Using one of her rear legs armed with spiky receptors the bee takes a flake at a time, chews it to soften it and places it on the honeycomb cell. Each added a bit of wax is smoothed and polished. Then she moves to where more wax is needed. Beeswax is composed of fatty acids, alcohol, hydrocarbons along with other substances. It is white when the bees first secrete it but gradually turns yellow and darkens. A beekeeper would collect the beeswax and turn it into a candle through boiling the wax and filtering

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