Bees. Historical chromolithograph artwork of exotic bees. Clockwise from upper left are: Centris flavopicta, Oxaea flavescens, Euglossa analis, E. pulchra, Xylocopa nobilis, E. brullei, E. violacea and X. iridipennis. These bees are found in tropical regions, such as Brazil and India. Published in Gems of Nature and Art by R. Fawcett, in London, circa 1880.
Every beekeeper seems to have a different method for rendering wax. For cleaning the wax from only one or two hives, I use a very simplified process that can be completed in about an hour. by Sara Paul Raffel.