Honeycomb is a complex structure of waxy, hexagonal cells, in which hard-working honeybees store honey.
Beeswax (Cera alba) is the substance that forms the structure of a honeycomb. Bees convert nectar into wax, building honeycomb to store their honey.
Ten pounds of honey produces one pound of wax. It has a honey-like aroma and can be distilled into a fragrance.
Like the honey it houses and royal jelly, beeswax has therapeutic properties of great interest to us. It is said to be particularly effective in healing bruises, inflammation and burns.
Nectar is collected from a variety of different plants and converted into honey.
Honey is sometimes sold with honeycomb inside.
Our honeycomb is sourced locally from Dorset.
We use beeswax in a honeycomb shape to top our Honey I Washed The Kids soap to both decorate and for its moisturising properties. In combination with essential oils in the product, it will react with the water when you wash your hands and remove excess dirt.