A Hodson Wax Bean plant, well-suited to Florida. It is nearly immune to rust and is a very heavy bearer.

Hodson Wax Beans

A Hodson Wax Bean plant, well-suited to Florida. It is nearly immune to rust and is a very heavy bearer.

"Abdominal Plate (worker of Apis), under side, third segment. W, wax-yielding surface, covering true gland; s, septem, or carina; wh, webbed hairs." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee Abdomen

"Abdominal Plate (worker of Apis), under side, third segment. W, wax-yielding surface, covering true…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here are the various legs of hive bees.

Legs of the Hive Bee

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here is a male honey bee.

Honey Bee (Male)

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here is a queen honey bee.

Honey Bee (Queen)

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Pictured here is a worker honey bee.

Honey Bee (Worker)

Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees, primarily distinguished by the production and storage…

A bumblebee (or bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. Pictured here are the various legs of the bees.

Legs of the Humble Bee

A bumblebee (or bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. Pictured here…

Stingless bees, or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees, comprising the tribe Meliponini in the family Apidae, and closely-related to the common honey bees. Pictured here are the various legs of the bees.

Legs of the Stingless Bee

Stingless bees, or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees, comprising the tribe Meliponini in…

"Under Side of Worker, carrying Wax Scales." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Worker Bee

"Under Side of Worker, carrying Wax Scales." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"The secretion of wax, it would appear, goes on best when the bees are in a state of repose, and the wax-workers accordingly suspend themselves in the interioir of the hive in an extended cluster like a curtain, which is composed of a series of intertwined festoons or garlands crossing each other in all directions - the uppermost bee maintaining its position by laying hold of the roof by its fore-legs, and the suceeding one by laying hold of the hind-legs of the first, and so on." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Bees Secreting Wax

"The secretion of wax, it would appear, goes on best when the bees are in a state of repose, and the…

Also known as Myrica californica. A small tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America.

Branch of California Wax Myrtle

Also known as Myrica californica. A small tree native to the Pacific Coast of North America.

"A Cast of the External Auditory Canal. The auditory canal is a passage in the solid potion of the temporal bone. It is lined by skin on which there are fine hairs, and a set of glands secreting earwax, which serves to moisten the parts, catch particles fo dust, and keep away small insects." — Blaisedell, 1904

External auditory canal

"A Cast of the External Auditory Canal. The auditory canal is a passage in the solid potion of the temporal…

A wax candle, lit..

Candle

A wax candle, lit..

A girl with a book, staring at a lit candle.

Girl and candle

A girl with a book, staring at a lit candle.

A hand holding a candlestick.

Hand with candle

A hand holding a candlestick.

An instrument for registering the vibrations of a sounding body.

Phonautograph

An instrument for registering the vibrations of a sounding body.

A form of the phonautograph invented by Thomas A. Edison, by mean which sounds are made to produce on a register permanent tracings, each having an individual character corresponding to the sound it produces.

Phonograph

A form of the phonautograph invented by Thomas A. Edison, by mean which sounds are made to produce on…

Also known as Myrica cerifera. A small tree native to North America. It is commonly used for candle-making, as well as a medicinal plant.

Branch of Wax Myrtle

Also known as Myrica cerifera. A small tree native to North America. It is commonly used for candle-making,…

Preferring a colder climate, the wax-wing feeds mostly on berries.

Waxwing

Preferring a colder climate, the wax-wing feeds mostly on berries.