Re: I am a monk at a monastery that produces beeswax candles to sustain ourselves
peace be with you father.
have you ever heard of brother adams?
he is a well known monk among the beekeeping community.
the honey sales from the work that he and the other brothers did helped to fund the monestary and it's missions.
he was a brilliant man and his legacy to what we today know about the honeybee is lasting.
hear is some food for thought. if you have a good location and sufficient manpower, you could keep a few hives of honeybees and collect your own pure wax.
(you can also sell or use the honey, and once your beeyard grows to capacity, you might also be able to sell any excess bees as they build and grow).
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf