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Wax Wonders

Wax Wonders

Wax Wonders

Wax combs are the skeleton of the bee colony. Wax is a fascinating substance combining both structure and flexibility.

Architectural Treasure

The magic which emanates from a comb of wax is enchanting… From time immemorial, the architectural talents that bees deploy to build their nests have fascinated humans. The harmonious structure of honeycomb is one of the most tangible manifestations of their intuitive knowledge of the underlying mathematics of the Universe.

A substance that is both strong and malleable, wax has extraordinarily plastic qualities. Thus, only forty grams of wax, skillfully sculpted into hexagonal cells of comb, are capable of holding two heavy kilograms of honey.

Architectural Treasure

Hexagon Wisdom

The power of the hexagon goes far beyond its practical construction value. It amplifies and complements the qualities of inspiration, protection, anchoring, and conductivity of the wax in the heart of the hive. The combs form the “wax skeleton” of the colony. The hexagonal shape of the cells refines how vibrations travel through the comb, enhancing communication.

In the brood nest, the next generation of bees is bathing in the medicine of the hexagon from the moment the queen lays her eggs. Honey and pollen bread, maturing in hexagonal cells, are also infused by these qualities, and preserve better in this stabilising shape.

The transmission power of the hexagon turns each bee hive into a “relay station”, participating in a planetary web that is harmonising and enlivening the ether.

The sacred geometry and other secrets of the wax are developed in detail in Sandira’s book.

Hexagon Wisdom

Concentrated light

The wax is a reservoir of concentrated light that shines in the darkness of the hive. A kilogram of wax is the concentration of luminous energy from 9 kilos of honey, itself the concentration of luminous energy from 45 kilos of nectar.

When you light a beeswax candle, this energetic chain is released. Together with the luminescence of the flame, the space is infused with wax medicine. No wonder that wax candles are a preferred choice in ceremonial settings to support meditation and prayer.

Concentrated light

Adapting your Choices

When you are caring for bees, you do them a huge favour by letting them build their own comb. Free building also allows the bees to tend to flows of air, sound, smell and energies, all vital for the collective well being of the colony.

Once you are in touch with the wonders of wax, you can carefully choose when and how you use it. Try to obtain wax from untreated hives, as traces of chemicals are easily stored in the wax. We use it in small quantities in balms and for ceremonies.

Adapting your Choices
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