Beeswax is another well known product that bees make.  Even though it has been used by many crafts through the ages, most people have no idea exactly how bees make beeswax.  It is produced by the wax glands on the bottom of the female bees abdomen. These glands are only active during a certain period of a bees life cycle and as the bee ages its ability to produce wax goes away.

Beeswax has traditionally been used as a natural lubricant, as a sealant, preservative, polish and even in cosmetics.