Dedicated to the education of the consumer about beeswax candles.
Not all beeswax is created equal
The wax produced by different species of Apis mellifera ( European Honey Bee )
have the same composition but some components are in a different proportion .
The waxes of Asian bees Apis florae, Apis dorsata and Apis cerana, are called
Ghedda. The composition of wax from Asian honeybee species is much simpler and
contains fewer compounds in different proportions . The different Ghedda waxes
resemble each other much more than any of the Mellifera waxes . Thus, Ghedda
waxes cannot be used as substitutes for Apis mellifera wax. Ghedda waxes from
the Asian honeybee species are described as softer and more plastic, but do not
have a significantly different melting point .