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Common Names Yellow Wax White Wax Cera alba
Packing Vacuum packed in 11kg cartons
Availability (season) Throughout the year
Transportation Conditions Well aerated trucks, room temperature
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If you have been suffering from burnout or unimaginativeness, consuming Cameroon beeswax could help with that as it said that the wax helps boost creativity and sharpness of the mind. 

 Beeswax is used for a myriad of reasons, which include; relieving pain, as a stiffening agent in foods, in emulsifiers, in cosmetics, among many uses. A great benefit of beeswax productions is that the apiculture value chain contributes to the conservation of trees and forests. 

Worker bees secrete wax in their abdomen. The bees deposit this beeswax in a hive. The bees form a kind of a structure with the wax in which they use it to store their larvae. Newly produced beeswax is colorless, then it shortly after becomes opaque when it comes to contact with pollen from the bees. After the honey is extracted, wax caps are separated from honeycombs using knives.

Most of Cameroons’ beeswax is produced in the highlands and the Adamaoua plateau in the western and central regions of the country. Beeswax is characterized by a thick and vibrant yellow color that is free of any chemical residue. 

A significant number of people are involved in beeswax farming in Cameroon. Data from the government indicates that more than 20,000 people are involved directly or indirectly in beeswax production. These numbers are always increasing since many agencies offering training on beeswax to the locals. The practice of beekeeping in Cameroon is estimated to be more than 150 years old. 

There are two main categories of beeswax; the white beeswax and yellow beeswax. The color of the wax is the main differentiating factor between these beeswaxes. Yellows beeswax goes through full the refining process. White beeswax, on the other hand, goes through a bleaching process, which is done by air exposure. 

In tropical areas where beeswax is produced in Cameroon, the production continues throughout the season. The savannah and highlands area of Cameroon provides optimum conditions for bees to produce beeswax mainly because of the numerous melliferous plants in the region. These regions also have extended dry periods that allow bee colonies to build up. 

Harvesting of beeswax is done in the morning or afternoon to avoid the risk of bush fires at night. The collection of beeswax involves crushing and washing honeycombs to get wax. The beeswax is then refined through a filtration process. The beeswax is then packaged into cartons. 

Cameroon beeswax is exported throughout the world, but the main export markets include Gabon, Chad and Nigeria. Other main markets include the Middle East and Lebanon. Currently, about 30% of the beeswax produced is exported, a number significantly higher compared to other African countries. 

More than 90% of Cameroon beeswax farmers have reported an increase in production over the last three decades. The Cameroon government introduced quality standards, which ensures that only quality beeswax is produced, which in turn boosts customer confidence. 

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