Here are some sticky facts for you on beeswax -
Bees need to eat between 7 and 9 pounds of honey in order to produce 1 pound of beeswax.
Bees have special glands from which they "sweat" small wax scales on their abdomen, and they then form these scales into the typical shapes you see above.
Bees can make 35,000 wax cells from 1 pound of beeswax.
It only takes 1 pound of beeswax to store 22 pounds of honey.
Under ideal conditions, 10,000 bees will produce 1 pound of beeswax in 3 days. I hope my bees are reading this!
Until next time, that's the buzz from around the hive!