Less than 0.1%

Melting Point

62℃ - 67℃

Acid value

Beeswax of apis cerena:5-8 (KOH mg/g)

Beeswax of apis mellifera:16-23 (KOH mg/g)

Hydrocarbons content

Less than 18%

Saponification value

88-104 (KOH mg/g)

Ester value

Beeswax of apis cerena:80-95 (KOH mg/g)

Beeswax of apis mellifera:70-80 (KOH mg/g)

What is beeswax?

Beeswax is the wax secreted by four pairs of wax glands in the abdomen of bees (worker bees). Bees secrete liquid wax from wax glands. The wax scales are white and opaque and have irregular pentagonal shapes. Beeswax is in a solid state at room temperature and has a special fragrance of honey and powder. The colors are light yellow, medium yellow or dark brown and white.

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Source of beeswax

Beeswax is a fatty substance secreted by the wax glands in the abdomen of worker bees about two weeks old in the colony.

Collection and storage

The collection of beeswax is mostly done in spring and autumn, and it is generally stored in a dry, ventilated and cool place.

Physical properties

At room temperature, beeswax is solid, soft, yellow or brown, with honey aroma, insoluble in water, and miscible with lipids, oils and other waxes.

Chemical properties

The main chemical components of beeswax can be divided into 4 categories: esters, free acids, free alcohols and hydrocarbons.

Identification method

Perform laboratory tests according to the industry standard of beeswax to detect its physical and chemical indicators and other related indicators.

Main components

The main components of beeswax are esters, fatty acids and hydrocarbons synthesized from higher fatty acids and monohydric alcohols.

Cosmetic applications

It is widely used in the production of cosmetic products such as cream, lipstick, rouge, hair wax, eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, lotion, etc.

Medical applications

Used for the coating and shell of certain tablets and pills, as the base material for ointments and ointments, and tooth models.


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Beeswax is a fatty substance secreted by the wax glands in the abdomen of worker bees about two weeks old. Only the worker bees in the colony have 4 pairs of wax glands. The queen and drone do not have wax glands. Worker bees need to suck up honey first. After a series of biochemical changes in the honey sac, a complex liquid wax is secreted. According to measurement, worker bees secrete 1kg of beeswax and need to consume more than 3.5kg of honey juice

The main chemical components of beeswax can be divided into 4 categories, namely esters, free acids, free alcohols and hydrocarbons. It also contains trace amounts of volatile oil and pigments. The composition of yellow and white beeswax is basically the same.

Application field of beeswax

1. Cosmetics manufacturing
Beeswax is widely used in the production of cosmetic products such as creams, lipsticks, rouge, hair oils, eyebrow pencils, eye shadows, bath lotions, lotions, etc.

2. Medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing
In the pharmaceutical industry, beeswax is used for the coating of tablets and the shell of capsule medicine, the base material of ointment, the packaging of Chinese patent medicines and the production of slow-release medicines. It can also be used to make tooth models.

3. Food industry
Utilizing the good moldability, detachability, waterproof and moisture-proof, anti-oxidation and deterioration of beeswax, it is used as an important material in the food industry and can be used as food coatings, packaging and outerwear.

4. Agriculture aspect
Beeswax is mainly used in agriculture to preserve fruits and vegetables, and also as feed additives.

5. Candle production industry
Various types of candles can be made with beeswax as the main raw material, and it is an environmentally friendly candle without any addition. 100% pure beeswax candles can also purify the air when burned, so beeswax candles are called "nobles" in candles.

6. Batik industry
Batik is a traditional textile printing and dyeing craft. The anti-dyeing agent used in the batik process is mainly yellow wax (that is, beeswax), which is mainly used as an anti-dyeing agent for batik because it is insoluble in water but can be melted after heating.

7. Other industries
Beeswax is also widely used in the leather industry, oil industry, paper industry, printing industry, electric power industry, electronics industry and other fields

Benefits of beeswax

  • The effect of reducing swelling and pain
  • Reduce serum cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Reduce wrinkles, anti-aging, nourish the skin
  • Enhance the body's immunity
  • Treats burns, scalds and various ulcers
  • Treat rhinitis and respiratory diseases
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