The honey bee, Apis Mellifera, secretes
Beeswax in order to build up a hexagonal cell in which honey is stored.
Wax first secreted by the bee is a transparent colorless liquid, which
turns into a semi-solid substance on contact with the atmosphere. Beeswax varies in color from yellow through brown to
black, and it is believed that the pollen carried by the bee affects the
coloration. We carry beeswax in both natural yellow and white pastilles.
The white pastilles have simply been further refined.