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One single honey bee product makes more forms of art possible than any other animal product does.One

The first use of beeswax that comes to mind for most people is candlemaking and sculpting in wax. Next, one might think of the batik dyeing ("resist dye") method of introducing patterns into fabrics. A sculptor or art enthusiast may think of the more complicated "lost wax" method to fashion the molds used for the casting of materials more durable than wax.

Another valued art product relying on wax was the encaustic portrait, popular in ancient Egypt. Here's such a portrait of a woman about 250 AD.

Also, beeswax adds luster, protective coating and waterproofing to many art objects with its uses in polishes and finishes.


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