Beeswax is a natural wax created in the bee-hive of honey bees. The wax of honeycomb is nearly all white, but becomes progressively brown or yellow by the introduction of pollen oils. The wax scales are generally about 3 millimetres  across and 0.1 millimetres  thick, and about 1200 are needed to make a single gram of wax.

The wax may further be cleared by heating it in water, and then may then be used for candles or as a lubricant for windows and drawers or used as wood polish. As with petroleum type waxes, it may be softened by progressive dilution with  oil to make it more flexible at room temperature.