Quarry Books-Beeswax Alchemy. Beeswax is truly the miracle of the beehive. Although honeybees use it to build their hives and protect their young, you can use it to make everything from candles to lip balm to decorative fabric. Inside, you will find an introduction to beeswax's form and functions as well as tips and techniques for transforming beeswax into useful products for home and health. This book contains detailed recipes to get you started crafting your own soaps, balms, salves and more. Author: Petra Ahnert. Softcover; 136 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-1-59253-979-6. Imported.