Published: 2003-08-31

I know it is Haram to eat anything derived from insects, but i have heard that bees wax is ok as we consume honey that is produced by them.

Could you please confirm if this is the case.

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Updated: 2009-04-09

Checked and authorised as correct by: Hadhrat Maulana Mufti Abdullah 7 April 2003

Assalamooalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Respected SisterBrother
We would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us all to serve His cause and render our work for His Sake. Hereunder is the response to your query subject to disclaimer:  Beeswax is Halaal.

Definitions of Beeswax:

SYLLABICATION: bees·wax PRONUNCIATION: bzwks NOUN: 1. The yellow to grayish-brown wax secreted by the honeybee for constructing honeycombs. 2. Commercial wax obtained by processing and purifying the crude wax of the honeybee and used in making candles, crayons, and polishes. commercially useful animal wax secreted by the worker bee to make the cell walls of the honeycomb. Beeswax ranges from yellow to almost black in colour, depending on such factors as the age and diet of the bees, and it has a somewhat honeylike odour and a faint balsamic taste. It is soft to brittle, with a specific gravity of about 0.95 and a melting point of more than 140° F (60° C), and it.

Bee products
Beeswax is a by-product of beekeeping in most areas. When beekeepers uncap or break honeycombs or have unusable combs, they try to salvage the beeswax. First, they recover as much honey from the combs as possible by drainage or extraction. Then they place the material in water heated to slightly over 145° F (63° C). This melts the wax, which rises to the surface. After it cools and hardens

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