Pure New Zealand Beeswax Blocks

$8.50
Type: Beeswax etc
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By popular demand, we're making a limited amount of our pure beeswax available.  This is pure New Zealand beeswax with no additives, and comes from virgin cappings wax harvested during honey extraction.

 

Perfect for balms and salves, candles and polishes, and all your craft projects.  Our pure beeswax blocks weigh 100 grams,  making it easy for you to measure out exactly the right weight for your creations, ensuring a great result, and no waste. 

 

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

New Zealand:

$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. 

 

Currency

All prices on this website are in New Zealand Dollars.  

We offer the following payment options for your convenience:

Visa

Mastercard

Paypal

Afterpay

Bank deposit

Shop pay

Google pay

Amex

Apple pay

Customer Reviews

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Justine Riwai (Christchurch, NZ)
Awesome product xx

I purchases bees wax bars for my youth group and the kids have enjoyed creating their own balms and other beauty products.
I love the quality and will continue to purchase from this site.

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TRACEY CURTIS (Auckland, NZ)

Pure New Zealand Beeswax Blocks

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Cale Morrow (Auckland, NZ)

Pure New Zealand Beeswax Blocks

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Atawhai Manuel (Lower Hutt, NZ)
Dee's bees are the bees knees

Affordable prices.
A great variety of products.
Great foraking rongoa balms ‚̧ԳŹ

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Colleen Mahu (Auckland, NZ)
Great Wax!

Bought some wax to make homemade balms. Order came quick and easy and was able to make my projects straight away. Still have plenty of wax from my last order but will definitely buy more when I need to!

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Leez (Wairoa, NZ)

Love ur product made a lovely salve using it

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Janette Stewart

Pure New Zealand Beeswax Blocks

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Craig Ferguson (Whangarei, NZ)
Beautiful blocks

Arrived promptly,lovely product

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Julie Henderson (Christchurch, NZ)
Great

Buy more when need more. Lovely block

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Arnika Bradley (Christchurch, NZ)
Really happy !

First time purchasing from Dee’s Bees (had never heard of them until googling where to buy Bees Wax from in NZ)

Found their site, ordered 5 blocks of their Bees Wax, ordering & payment process was easy; received the items in about a week , and they’re exactly as I hoped for, a nice easy size block to manage (I melted them down a bit and used for rubbing into my old oilskin jacket to bring it back to life)

Will certainly be purchasing from Dee’s Bees again :)