Beeswax Wood Finish, Bowstring Wax, Flemish Bowstrings, Fire Starters, and everything else we couldn't figure out a good category for!
BeeFinished Beeswax Wood Finish
Our beeswax wood finish will leave your wood with a lovely natural glow. And really? What is more naturally sustainable than beeswax?
Ingredients: Beeswax and Turpentine (a sustainable thinning agent). That's it! You
can make your own, but save yourself some time from hovering over a
double-boiler and experimenting with proportions and purchase either a
quart or gallon from us!
We are now coating our beehives with
this. We paint it on, and wait for it to dry. Note, it takes some time
to dry. At least a few days.
Usage: Paint on. Wait 10 minutes. Wipe off excess. If you really want it to penetrate, you can optionally
use a heat gun to really drive it into the wood. Put a couple coats on and rub rub rub to get a nice polished look that has a real warmth to it.
The best bowstring wax is made from the simplest of compounds: Beeswax. Simple. Natural. And, of course, of very high quality.
Here at The Carolina Bee Company, we prefer traditional archery. Traditional archery requires a traditional wax. But, it works great with compound bowstrings as well.
How to use:
Push on the bottom plunger until maybe a quarter inch of wax is exposed.
- Hold the tube so that your index finger maintains pressure on the plunger to keep the wax protruding.
- Run the wax up and down your bowstring until wax is visible or the string is "tacky".
- I usually do with with the bow strung.
- I do this with a quick motion that softens the beeswax a bit (though it is "just" soft enough anyway).
- Some folks avoid waxing the serving string much. Others wax it right along with everything else (I do).
- Allow the wax to fall back into the tube and put the cap back on (store bowstring wax somewhere out of the sun).
- Work the wax into the string with your fingers, and smooth it when you are done.
- I do this with the bow unstrung or, if I am in a hurry, I leave the bow strung.
- Reapply as needed:
- Weekly if you shoot often.
- Prior to shooting, if wet weather is expected.