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Beekeeper's Apothecary: Medicinal Benefits of Beeswax

A Beekeeper's Approach To Herbalism

Bees are definitely remarkable and to me, Honeycomb proves it. A hexagon is dimensionally the strongest structured shape and requires the least amount of material to construct it. This means less wax that our beautiful winged friends have to make to build their home.

By: Kaylee Richardson


The use of beeswax dates back to ancient Egyptian times and was the main ingredient in

ointments, creams, and salves.I find this fascinating, because today's Pharmaceutical practice and use on beeswax is proven to treat burns and wounds and to soothe the skin. The “father of medicine”, Hippocrates, recommended the use of beeswax in case of purulent tonsillitis. In ancient Rome, many doctors of the time used beeswax and apply a cream known as “cold cream”, which contained olive oil, beeswax and rose water for the treatment of burns, wounds, cuts, bruises and fractures. Today beeswax is widely studied and used for