Wax is produced by bees themselves, specifically secreted from eight wax-producing mirror glands, and is used for the building of honeycombs. It has soothing effects on skin conditions, like mastitis, eczema, burns, healing of wounds, hair growth, dermatitis, abscess – mainly when in used in ointment form. Moreover, scraped wax (used to seal ripe honey) has antibiotic substances that act beneficially in the treatment of mouth conditions like pharyngitis, tonsillitis and other problems of the upper breathing pipe.