We have compiled this list from visitors to the annual Conwy Honey Fair
- To strengthen button thread.
- To stop shoe laces fraying.
- To make furniture drawers open and close more easily.
- To make wood saws cut freely.
- To make screws drive into wood more easily.
- In woodturning, to polish bowls.
- To make furniture polish, mixing the beeswax with pure turpentine.
- For tying fishing flies.
- To waterproof garden string.
- To lubricate wet suit zips.
- To seal didgeridoo mouthpieces.
- To strengthen archery bow strings.
- To lubricate muzzle-loading rifle bullets, mixing the beeswax with tallow.
- To make candles.
- To strengthen sail maker’s twine.
- To make hand cream.
- To strengthen sash window cords.
- To finish pine picture frames.
- ½ and ½ with paraffin wax for batik.
- Encaustic art.
- To wax dreadlocks.
- To polish and preserve gunstocks.
- To stiffen bagpipe drone cords (added Nov 2019).
- To make beeswax food wraps (added Nov 2019).
- To strengthen puppet strings and prevent tangling.
- to make beeswax food wraps (added Nov 2019)
Do you know of any other uses? Please let us know!
Compiled by Peter McFadden
Updated November 2019