How do you use small blocks of beeswax?

We have compiled this list from visitors to the annual Conwy Honey Fair, Tues 13th September 2022.

  • 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
  • Making lip balm
  • In woodturning, to polish bowls
  • To make furniture polish, mixing the beeswax with pure turpentine
  • For tying fishing flies
  • To waterproof and strengthen 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
  • To make beeswax food wraps
  • To strengthen puppet strings and prevent tangling
  • Beeswax food wraps

Do you know of any other uses? Please let us know!

Compiled by Peter McFadden
Updated June 2022

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