What do you use beeswax for….?

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

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