Beeswax

I was completely surprised by what can typically be found in this seemingly simple, natural ingredient.  On discussion with local bee keepers, I learned that commercial beeswax and beeswax products contain wax with pesticides and antibiotics added to hives where the wax is collected.  The pesticides and antibiotics are supposed to keep the bees healthy.  Are you kidding me?  And you want to put this on your lips?  Wow!  I had no idea!  I am lucky enough to have found local bee keepers willing to supply me with beeswax with no added pesticides and no added antibiotics for the products I make containing beeswax and honey.  Enjoy!