Honeycomb is a complex structure of waxy, hexagonal cells, in which hard-working honeybees store honey.
Beeswax (Cera alba) is the substance that forms the structure of a honeycomb. Bees convert nectar into wax, building honeycomb to store their honey.
Ten pounds of honey produces one pound of wax. It has a honey-like aroma and can be distilled into a fragrance.
Like the honey it houses and royal jelly, beeswax has therapeutic properties of great interest to us. It is said to