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Pure Beeswax And Beeswax Contaminated With Chemicals And Artificial Wax

According to new scientific research, agriculture and environment contaminate beeswax only little. The apiary itself is the source for contamination. One needs to attach the greatest importance to varroa exterminators, and waxmoth exterminator Paradichlorbenzol (PDCB). A heightened Coumaphos- concentration in wax can be even toxic to queens. Bad side effects on brood and health of bees can't be excluded also by lower beeswax concentrations. The accumulation of Varroazides in combwax leads to a kind of „long-term-therapy" of Varroa, which can cause resistances. [1]

Beeswax, propolis, honey, comb honey, royal jelly being used in pharmacy, alternative medicine, cosmetics, holistic therapies, needs to be residue free. For the time being there is only little uncontaminated beeswax on the Europien market as most beekeepers work with artificial parts of the combs (foundations). Such beeswax needs to be imported from countries outside of Europe together with until now unknown substances - However, especially in the Center for ecological Apiculture and its certified member apiaries uncontaminated beeswax is being produced, as these apiaries work completely without foundations and the beeswax is harvested from combs drawn out naturally by the bees. [1][2][3][4]

bee products used for alternative medicine, apitherapy, holistic healing, homeopathic therapies and cosmetics need to be without residuals. Beeswax, partitions, comb in the comb and propolis, sold by trading companies or ebay, may contain paraffine and DEET. Artificial comb honey in cassettes made of wood or plastic also contain artificial beeswax. [1]

On contaminated foudations in framehive beekeeping:

"Zunehmend werden Mittelwandhersteller verklagt, die mit Paraffin und Stearin gestreckte Mittelwände verkaufen. Analysen hatten eindeutig die Streckung des Bienenwachses belegt und Studien den negativen Einfluss von Stearin auf die Bienenbrut nachgewiesen. Ob herkömmliche Bienenprodukte, wie sie in einigen Api-Zentren in Deutschland, der Türkei oder von Spezialisten für Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin (TCM) verwendet werden, auch einen negativen Einfluss auf die menschliche Fruchtbarkeit haben, wird noch untersucht." [1]

"Dr. Lidija Svecnjak von der Universität Zagreb kommt auf "erschreckende Zahlen". Sie untersuchte von 2014 bis 2016 insgesamt 236 Mittelwandproben aus 14 europäischen und fünf Ländern außerhalb der EU. "In jedem Jahr waren mindestens 70 % der Proben mit Paraffin versetzt." Für Sachverständige ist weder dies verwunderlich, noch dass die Mittelwände direkt von den Herstellern oder aus dem Imkereifachhandel stammten und es sich dabei "nicht um verdächtige Ware, sondern um zufällig ausgewählte Mittelwände" handelte, was die Ergebnisse für den Normalverbraucher besonders beunruhigend macht. Wissenschaftler vermuten zudem, dass Bienen, die in Zellen aus stark kontaminiertem Wachs heranwachsen, die Wirkstoffe in ihr Körpergewebe aufnehmen und später belastetes Wachs ausschwitzen.  Bei einer Bio-Imkerin wurden 11 verschiedene Pestizidrückstände im Bienenwachs gefunden. Dennoch hat die Bioimkerin von ihrer Kontrollstelle "schließlich die Zertifizierung für ihre Bioimkerei erhalten." [1]

"In Rückstandsanalysen von "Bienenwachs"-Mittelwänden wurden bis zu 30 verschiedene Substanzen, vor allem Pestizide, gefunden, die dort nicht hingehören; darunter 15 Substanzen, die weder in Deutschland noch in der EU zugelassen sind. Darüberhinaus waren fast alle Proben mit Paraffin, Stearin oder zugesetzten Kohlenwasserstoffen verfälscht.  Rähmchen- und Bienenkistenimker haben es schwer, festzustellen, ob ihr Bienenwachs mit Paraffin gepanscht wurde. "Es gibt leider auch keinen Test, mit dem Imker überprüfen könnten, ob ihre Mittelwände betroffen sind. Auch die Bienen sind kein Indikator, da sie sogar Mittelwände aus reinem Paraffin ausbauen." Allerdings zeigen Feldstudien, dass allein Stearin ausreicht, um die Bienenbrut zu schädigen. Schon bei 15 % Stearin-Zusatz beobachteten die Forscher, dass im Schnitt die Hälfte der Brut abstarb. Eine kleinere Menge beigefügtes Stearin oder eine Kombination von Stearin und weiteren Rückständen führt daher zu "noch höheren Verlusten." Zudem enthalten Mittelwände ein giftiges Trennmittel. "Schließlich gibt es eine wissenschaftliche Publikation, die zeigt, dass das Mittel Kakerlaken umbringen kann."  [1]
 

Pure Beeswax And Organic Beeswax, Chemical Analysis Of Beeswax 

More important than chemical analysis of products such as beeswax, comb honey, comb in the comb, raw honey, raw-propolis, propolis-tincture, beesbread is the origin of the raw materials, the way beekeepers keep their bees and which kind of hives they use. This fact is overseen in many cases by trading companies and producers of beeswax and propolis products. Propolis products offered in supermarkets or drug stores sometimes contain not only pollutant loads or enrichments with harmful substances but also cancer causing and biotechnological produced sugar substitutes as isomalt or aspartame. [1]

The quality of food and beeproducts such as beeswax cannot be clearified by common analytic methods and techniques. Analytic procedures are too crude; thats the reason why foodstuff inspectors were often easy game for the swindlers. [1]

Also methods of harvesting propolis and pollen are very often anything but according the needs of bees. Even socalled "organic" beeswax may be contaminated with beeswax that contains low amounts of pesticides or paraffin. Thus, raw honey, beeswax, beesbread, comb honey, pollen and propolis may be contaminated, especially if beekeeping methods are not according standards of Centre for ecological Apiculture. [1] 
 

Pure Beeswax And Beeswax Contaminated With GM Maize Pollen 

Food containing GM-maize or compounds of other genetically engineered crops are toxic as new scientific research turned out. [1]
 

Pure Beeswax In Cosmetics And Medicine From Centre For Natural Apitherapy - Beeswax In Pharmacy, Alternative Medicine, Medical Wellness and Natural Cosmetics

As cosmetic industry want to offer low budget products, it is creating now cremes, lotions and fragrances without natural ingredients good for skin care such as beeswax and organic herbal oils; cosmetic industry is using poor and cancerogenic compounds instead such as Paraffinum Liqu., microcristaline wax (Mikroparaffin) or vaseline, PEG (Polyethylenglykol), Aluminium, Benzoeacid. Even expensive cosmetics may contain substances who support tumors in respiratory tract. Candles without beeswax made of plant oils from genetically modified cotton seeds may be dangerous. [1][2][3][4]
 

Pure Beeswax - Further Reading And References

[1] Centre for Ecological Apiculture 2018: Quality Of Bee Products Such As Beeswax. Press release
[2] Centre for Ecological Apiculture 2010: Manuka Health And Organic Honey - Which Standards Are Relevant For  Natural Apitherapy?Api Review Letters 9, Nr. 422
[3] Centre for Ecological Apiculture 2018: Old Traditions In Apiculture And Viniculture Press release
[4] Inquiry: Sources of supply for uncontaminated beeswax and comb honey, contact Zentrum für wesensgemäße Bienenhaltung or see: Product list


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