Beekeeping: Bee Environmentally Friendly

Posted: May 20, 2016

Many people keep bees to pollinate crops or flower gardens and to collect their own delicious honey. If you are a hobby beekeeper or are starting your own beekeeping business, you probably build your own artificial hives for the bees out of wood. To preserve the wood hive and protect the bee population, a paraffin and microcrystalline wax blend can be used to coat the hive.

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The Benefits Of Wax-Coated Hives

Coating the wood hive with wax is beneficial for the bees and the hive itself. The wax coating keeps the hive weather resistant. It helps protect the wood by keeping out moisture that could rot the hive and cause it to quickly deteriorate.

The wax also helps the bees by preventing disease contamination. In recent years, bee colonies have been diminishing due to various diseases. Bees can contract diseases inside and outside of the hive. There are mites and other pests that can get into a hive and destroy the whole bee population. To prevent this from happening, some beekeepers use chemicals to protect the hive, but there are numerous negative impacts of using the chemicals. An easier way to protect the bees is to coat the hive with a wax blend. The wax blend provides sterilization to prevent diseases.

Hive Wax Blend

To create the perfect wax blend for hives, we recommend using a ratio of 2:3 BW-42201 paraffin wax and 1:3 BW-42901 microcrystalline wax. Beekeepers can purchase these waxes here.

We can blend these waxes in the proper ratio to make it easy for beekeepers to melt and apply the wax.

If you are interested in learning more about our wax blending products and services for bee hives, contact us!

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