Beeswax is a kind of bee products, but what do you think of the beeswax?
Can it eat?
What is it used for?
What is the difference between it and ordinary wax?
Next, I will introduce you to the knowledge about beeswax by Delee Honey.
- What is beeswax?
Beeswax is a fatty substance secreted by four pairs of wax glands in the abdomen of workers of the age group. In the bee colony, worker bees use their own secreted wax to build nest spleen, ovary closure and feed room cover. Nest spleen is a place for bees to store food, breed bees and inhabit agglomerates.
- Beeswax ingredients
Beeswax is a complex organic compound. The main components of beeswax are esters, fatty acids, sugars and other constituents synthesized from higher fatty acids and monohydric alcohols.
Including fatty acid cholesterol ester, coloring agent (mainly 1-3 double hydroxide flavonoids), W-myristyl lactone, free fatty alcohol and the like. In addition, beeswax also contains a small amount of water and minerals, as well as carotenoids, vitamin A, aromatic substances and the like.
- Use of beeswax
Beeswax contains beeswax in many cosmetic products, such as bath liquid, lipstick, rouge, etc. In the candle processing industry, beeswax is used as the main raw material to manufacture various types of candles; in the pharmaceutical industry, beeswax can be used in the pharmaceutical industry. Manufacture of shells for dental casting waxes, base waxes, sticky waxes, pills; coatings, packaging and outer garments that can be used as foods in the food industry; and for the manufacture of fruit trees and insecticides in agriculture and animal husbandry .
- Beeswax collection and extraction
The collection of beeswax is mostly completed in spring and autumn. By strengthening the management of the bee colony, the beekeepers will promote the waxing of the bees and build more spleen. Then they will use the spleen of the old nest for many years, the spleen built, the wax cover of the hive, the base and the cut honey. The honey cover is collected, and after manual extraction, the honey honeycomb is taken out and placed in a water pot to be heated and melted to remove impurities such as the upper layer of clothing, bee corpse, foam, etc., filtered while hot, and the beeswax is condensed. In a block, floating on the surface of the water, take out, that is, yellow wax. The yellow wax is then processed into a white wax by refining and decolorizing.
Pure beeswax is white. Generally, beeswax is usually pale yellow, medium yellow or dark brown. This is due to the presence of fat-soluble carotenoids or other pigments in bee pollen and bee propolis. At room temperature, the beeswax is solid and has a beeswax scent similar to honey and bee pollen.
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