None of Your Beeswax
On the quiet Jalama Road in Lompoc California, there is a family farm stand run by a collective of women who strive to build community in the valley by teaching neighbors and passers by about heirloom growing, living off the land, and doing things the old way. This generous bar of beeswax was harvested by the Pata family, who have been harvesting beans and running cattle since 1912.
Beeswax is a natural by-product of worker honeybees and is essential to the hive, creating the honeycombs that store the honey. It has multiple daily uses including but not limited to mustache wax, candle making, unsticking drawers, whipping frayed rope, waterproofing leather, and conditioning wooden cutting boards.