Yeah, not the most glamorous of subjects, but when you harvest honey, you’ll end up with wax. I suppose you could just not worry about it and pitch it outside, but beeswax is useful stuff to have around. Clean beeswax is even more useful. Here’s how to clean beeswax so you can use it in just about anything.
Unfortunately, even if you melt it to separate it from the last bits of honey, there will probably still be some junk in it. If you’re making your own lip balms or ointments, you’ll likely want to use wax without the junk – luckily, this is pretty easy to remedy.