New Zealand Beeswax - Unrefined
By popular demand, we're making a limited amount of our beeswax available. This is New Zealand beeswax with no additives, and comes from virgin cappings wax harvested during honey extraction.
This 1 kilogram block of beeswax is unrefined - well, lightly refined, really.
I've put the wax through one melt and filtration, and settled over water, which means that residual honey and any larger particles, bee parts, etc, will have been removed.
This means you may wish to carry out further cleaning of the wax depending on your intended use.
Of course, if you're wanting to make beeswax food wraps, we strongly suggest you use our pre-blended DIY blocks, which already contain exactly the right mix of beeswax, damar tree resin and jojoba oil
Tip: Beeswax has a melting point of 61 - 65 degrees celsius. To get the best out of our beeswax, do not use more heat than is necessary, and heat only for as long as is required. Use a double boiler to avoid hot spots - excessive heating temperatures or duration can darken beeswax and damage its scent.
Gently refined using only water, heat and filtration, our beeswax retains its natural golden colour and delicious honey scent.
Colour will vary, just as it naturally does in the hive, but will be in the yellow range (ie, not brown or white)
PLEASE NOTE: This product is available ONLY to New Zealand shipping addresses. While most countries do allow imports of pure New Zealand beeswax and we have some of the highest biosecurity standards in the world to support that, we feel that beeswax in its pure form is best bought from local sources to protect bee health. So we're putting our money where our mouth is and we will not export our pure beeswax. Our beeswax blended products, of course, have no chance of ever ending up being used in a beehive and can be sent freely worldwide.
We will always do our best to send your order out within 2-3 working days. Occasionally we may need to make your products to order, so if you need an something in a particularly tight timeline, feel free to drop us an email or give us a call on 06 876 8852 and we'll do our best to help.
Delivery Costs and Timelines
$7 within urban areas, $9 to rural areas. (2-3 working days after dispatch) Free delivery on orders over $100.
We currently send via Courierpost.
Australia & Rest of World:
Sadly, due to rising costs of international delivery and extended delivery delays, as of 3 November 2020 we have removed our international shipping option.
We hope to resume international deliveries when the situation improves, but for now we believe this is our only option to avoid disappointment to customers.
International Orders and Bee Products
Different countries have different rules around importation of natural products, and it's common for beeswax not to be allowed in order to protect the health of their local bees. We get it. After all, Kev and I (Dee) are beekeepers, first and foremost.
HOWEVER, we have very tight biosecurity and good bee health here in New Zealand, and as many of our products are a blend of beeswax, tree resin and other oils, there is no risk they will ever end up being used directly in a beehive, as a block of pure beeswax might.
Therefore we've had no problem with border restrictions, and as at the date of writing this, our products have been sent without problem to Australia, the US, Canada, the UK, and a dozen other countries .
Some countries may have various border or import charges - please note that you will be responsible for any such charges.
Route Shipping Insurance
At checkout you'll see the option to purchase Route shipping insurance on your order.
It's usually a very small cost, and Route is underwritten by Lloyds of London, so you can trust them to pay for a replacement for your order if it is lost for any reason.
We don't think this insurance is really necessary in New Zealand, so feel free to untick if you like, but we highly recommend it for international orders, as these travel via untracked airmail (tracked is about four times the price!).
What about packaging? Do you use plastic?
We're committed to eliminating plastic wherever we can - the clear bags our kits are packaged in are NOT plastic. They are genuine cellophane, made from vegetable cellulose and are fully biodegradable and home compostable.
And we're very happy to announce that the black courier bags we use are also NOT plastic! They are made from plants (mostly corn I believe), and are fully biodegradable, and home compostable. And, a little oddly, they smell like fresh toast, or maybe popcorn!
It's not just plastic we're about reducing though - You'll see on our naked DIY blocks you have the option to buy without packaging, and on every one of our ready-made wrap pages we encourage customers to let us know if they don't need individual packaging on the wraps.
All prices on this website are in New Zealand Dollars.
We offer the following payment options for your convenience:
New Zealand Beeswax - Unrefined
Up until now I haven't used the unrefined bees wax . Too busy with other things but I'm sure it will be good. Thanks