Bring your Beeswax to National Bee Supplies

We’re happy to accept beeswax in exchange for vouchers, cash, foundation sheets and credit vouchers. All you have to do is bring your clean, rendered beeswax to National Bee Supplies and choose what you’d like in exchange.

1Exchange your beeswax e-vouchers to spend on goods

A great chance to find a good home for your wax, as well as use your e-vouchers against your next purchase across 2 brands. How about adding that super you’ve been meaning to… or treating yourself to a brand new suit for the new season? You could even consider buying bee friendly seeds and plants to plant around your hives! But it doesn’t have to ‘beeeeee’ bee related, maybe a garden lounger is just the ticket!

How does it work:

For each 1lb of wax we will email you a £2 e-voucher to spend online on the following brands:

  • NBS
  • Suttons

2Sell us your wax for cash

A little cold, hard cash is always helpful! You can come into store or at shows advertised on our website and simply just sell you wax directly to us, we will then give you cash there and then for it.

How does it work:

We offer £1.50 per lb of your clean rendered wax. You can then spend in store or pop it in the piggy bank!

3Exchange your rendered beeswax for standard foundation sheets

If you need foundation every year, then why not give us your wax as part payment for your new foundation. It’s the perfect exchange and the perfect winter job - get all your frames ready now!

How does it work:

Pop into store or come and see us at shows advertised on our website and swap your, rendered beeswax for sterilised wax foundation sheets.

Wax Exchange for Foundation Sheets

Up to 50lbs of wax – Number of Sheets per lb of wax
SIZE WIRED UNWIRED Cut Comb Average number of sheets milled per lb
BS Deep 4 5 - 8
BS Shallow 6.5 8.75 12 14
BS 14”x12” 2.5 3.25 - 5
Commercial Deep 3.25 3.75 - 6
Commercial Shallow 5 6 9 10
Langstroth Deep 3.75 4.5 - 6
Langstroth Shallow 5.5 7.5 9.5 12
M Dadant Deep 2.25 3 - 5
M Dadant Shallow 4.75 5.75 8.75 10

Please note that P&P charges will apply if you wish your foundation to be posted.

Over 50lbs of wax – Number of Sheets per lb of wax
SIZE WIRED UNWIRED Cut Comb Average number of sheets milled per lb
BS Deep 4.75 5.25 - 8
BS Shallow 7.25 9.75 13 14
BS 14”x12” 3 3.5 - 5
Commercial Deep 3.75 4.5 - 6
Commercial Shallow 5.5 7 10 10
Langstroth Deep 3.75 4.5 - 6
Langstroth Shallow 6 8 10.5 12
M Dadant Deep 2.5 3.25 - 5
M Dadant Shallow 5 6.5 9.75 10

Please note that P&P charges will apply if you wish your foundation to be posted.

4Bank your wax with us for credit against our new sterilised wax foundation (Available from 2019).

Maybe you don’t plan to build frames and store your foundation over the winter, we have an easy solution, bank your wax instead!

How does it work:

When you are ready for new foundation you can use your saved credit from your rendered beeswax sold earlier in the year against sterilised wax foundation sheets.

Frequently asked questions

Where can you bring your wax?

You are welcome to visit our Devon store or post to us at:

  • National Bee Supplies
  • Hameldown House
  • Hameldown Road
  • Exeter Road Industrial Estate
  • Okehampton
  • Devon
  • EX20 1UB

or come to our stand at the National Honey Show, BeeTradex or the BBKA Spring convention.

What if my wax contains debris?

Weight adjustments will be made to account for debris in the wax.

What is sterilised wax?

We have purchased a new state of the art sterilisation tank. Our wax will be melted in this tank over a 24hour period together with the organic compound to eliminate bacteria, bee disease and dirt.