One of the advantages of working in a Museum/walled garden is the chance to be involved in environmental projects and natural crafts, I’m not naturally an outdoor girl but I definitely love a bit of fun crafting (with or without kids).
So today we added the art of beeswax candle making to our museum skills.
The easiest way to make candles is to use coloured or natural beeswax sheets,they can be cut and rolled to make very attractive candles.
We all had a fab day and many thanks to Cheshire Beekeepers for their time and expertise.
What is beeswax
Beeswax is produced by bees in the form of tiny scales which are “sweated” from the segments on the underside of the abdomen. To stimulate the production of beeswax the bees gorge themselves with honey or sugar syrup and huddle together to raise the temperature of the cluster. To produce one pound of wax requires the bees to consume about ten pounds of honey.