Beeswax is a natural wax derived from honeybees, collected directly from the honeycombs of a beehive. It takes about ten pounds of honey to yield one pound of beeswax. The beautiful yellow color comes from the addition of natural oils introduced by pollen from flowers.
It has many household uses, such as: fixing stuck zippers; lubricating wood; polishing furniture; waterproofing shoes; and preventing garden tools from rusting. It can be handy in the kitchen as well, for making your own beeswax food wrap, conditioning wooden cutting boards, and to create a nonstick coating on baking sheets.