The filtered raw beeswax is a valuable hive byproduct with many uses. The wax is cleaned to remove the honey and pollen that is mixed into the wax by the bees, although real raw beeswax will retain the sweet natural smell of honey. The appearance of the filtered raw beeswax can vary, ranging from pale yellow to medium brown. This color change happens in response to the different nectar and pollen the bees were able to forage and bring back to the hive. Beeswax is very flammable, so please take proper precautions when melting.