Beeswax is a fatty substance secreted by four pairs of waxy glands in the abdomen of the working-age bees in a hive. In a hive, worker bees use their own wax to repair the lid of the nesting spleen, ovary and feed house. Bee wax is the wax secreted by bees. A worker bee secretes a pound of beeswax, eats 10 pounds of honey, flies 240, 000 kilometers and collects 3.3 billion flowers. So the production of beeswax is very low. Each hive produces about 0.5kg of wax per year. So beeswax is very precious.
Candles made from beeswax began with the tang dynasty. Because beeswax is rare and precious, only the aristocrats use beeswax candles. Therefore, beeswax candle is called the noble in candle.
Other ingredients used to make candles include paraffin wax, beanwax, palm wax, shortening wax and jelly wax. Only beeswax does not need any chemical treatment but only physical cleaning to make candles directly, and beeswax candles are not added at all, so it is the most environmentally friendly candle. 100% pure beeswax candles also purify the air when burned. Therefore, beeswax candle is called "noble" in candle.