If you keep bees, then you know that bee's wax is the best wax there is. It has a much higher melting point, so it can withstand more heat and last much longer. Freshy harvested wax can be very dirty. If so, it can be rendered and made golden in color. This is done by melting it gently and while leaving the sediment in the bottom of the pot, pouring the melted wax through several layers of cheese cloth. The very hot wax can be poured into a waxed cardboard milk carton where the sediment continues to gather at the bottom as it slowly cools and hardens. Makes great candles, among other important uses.