Beeswax is the natural building material of the Honey Bee. It is produced by glands situated under the worker bees abdomen. Beeswax is produced by honey bees when they are gathering nectar and is used to build the honey comb in which the nectar is stored.
Pure beeswax whether in blocks or Comb Foundations, has an almost indefinite shelf life if stored in cool dry conditions. Some of which are thousands of years old have been tested and found to have almost identical properties to freshly produced beeswax.
Beeswax is a complex substance consisting of Monoesters, Hydrocarbons, Diesters, Free Acids, Hydroxy Polyesters, Unidentified components, Hydroxy Monoesters, Triesters, Acid Polyesters, Acid Esters, Free Alcohols.