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Brightwell Bees

Honey, candles and other products from our hives in Oxfordshire and Berkshire

Where to buy...

Find out where to buy all our products from the hive here.

Uses of beeswax blocks

In the home

  • Filling scratches in wooden flooring
  • Drawer runners - to make them open and shut smoothly
  • Windows - lubricates sashes
  • Curtain rails - to make them glide
  • Filling worm holes in furniture
    • Crafts and hobbies

      • Sewing thread – to strengthen and waterproof
      • Cosmetics: lip balms, hand creams and moisturisers
      • Fabric batik
      • Model and jewellery making
      • Basket weaving
      • Saw blades and woodworking tools - prevents rust and eases use
      • Musical mouthpieces
        • Sports

          • Sailing: lubricating sail tracks etc – and beeswax substitutes for temporary cavity filler should you lose a tooth filling at sea!
          • Lubricating zips: wet suits, dry suits, sleeping bags, caravan awnings...
          • Waxing fly fishing lines - for greater floatability
          • Archery: lubricates bow strings
          • Surf boarding
Beeswax block

Copyright Viv and Steve Moll, Brightwell Bees, 2009