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Honey Bees in the Garden: Beeswax

By Mindy03
August 12, 2011

Did you know that candles and cosmetics are made with beeswax? Beeswax has many more little known uses; let's take a look at this important gift from the tiny honey bee.

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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 11, 2011 7:09 PM CST
Great article, reminded me of a old gentleman that when to our church when I was young, He was a bee keeper. And was always telling us wonderful facts about bees.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Aug 11, 2011 9:54 PM CST
Ya gotta love those bees! Good article!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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dahlianut
Aug 12, 2011 4:52 AM CST
Thanks for the luvly article Smiling It's really cool how they make beeswax.
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Mindy03
Aug 12, 2011 7:33 AM CST
Glad you enjoyed the article. Honey bees are just amazing period I think.
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wren
Aug 12, 2011 8:08 AM CST
I use the honey on sores and burns. Recently I had a run in with MRSA(twice) and the doctor said that it was good to use the Honey.
Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Aug 12, 2011 8:14 AM CST
I have vision problems and have noticed that when I eat raw honey everyday my eyes feel better after a few days. Helps with allergies too.
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Ridesredmule
Aug 12, 2011 8:15 AM CST
Great article , always like to see what you and the bees are doing...
Thanks, girl....
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Mindy03
Aug 12, 2011 8:20 AM CST
The bees are gearing up for winter storage. I have some pictures to show you all when I catch up with DH long enough to have him tell me again which picture shows what.
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LindaTX8
Aug 12, 2011 8:32 AM CST
Ah winter! Sometimes when temps are so horribly high it's hard to believe it will really come...thanks for reminding me!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
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Mindy03
Aug 12, 2011 9:01 AM CST
It's coming Linda. Our temps are finally dropping some. May have a hot spell or two yet but they are getting started.
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LindaTX8
Aug 12, 2011 11:45 AM CST
October usually has the first real cool nights here...and we live for that!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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eclayne
Aug 13, 2011 8:24 AM CST

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Margaret, who's the mustachioed fellow?
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Ridesredmule
Aug 13, 2011 8:29 AM CST

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Mindy, there's bees in my clay..... Rolling on the floor laughing
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dahlianut
Aug 13, 2011 10:12 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
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Mindy03
Aug 13, 2011 10:24 AM CST
Evan I'll have to answer you later that file is on my other computer. It's a picture of some historic figure if I remember correctly.

Charleen looks like you have bees in your bonnet too Whistling

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