Wax Craft: All about Beeswax Its History, Production, Adulteration, and Commercial Value

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BETWEEN theology and bee-keeping there is appa rently little connection. Yet whilst Luther and Zwingli were compassing the downfall of a Church, they were also preparing hardship for a rural industry. With the decline of Roman ritual the demand for candles and tapers slackened, and as a consequence the sellers of beeswax, whatever their religious leanings, had at least financial reason to mourn the advent of the Reformation.

Wax Craft: All about Beeswax. Its History, Production, Adulteration, and Commercial Value.

By T. W. Cowan. Pp. 172. (London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., and British Bee Journal Office, 1908.) Price 2s. net.

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S., C. Wax Craft: All about Beeswax Its History, Production, Adulteration, and Commercial Value . Nature 78, 630 (1908) doi:10.1038/078630b0

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