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Monday, January 05, 2009

Beeswax and waterproofing

Someone posted the question on the Beemaster Forum about how to use beeswax to make a waterproofer for leather boots.

Michael Bush, my beekeeping hero, said that he melts equal parts of vaseline and beeswax and puts it on warm boots to make them waterproof.

At the moment my boots are not leather ones - they're hiking boots that are Gortex, but I might try this on a pair of leather walking shoes that I like to use rain or shine!


  1. That's a great idea! I would have never thought of it. Now I have the urge to make my husbands work boots waterproof..

  2. wouldn't it be a waste?

  3. Anonymous6:35 PM

    how do you use bee's wax as a wood waterproofing?

  4. Linda,
    I'm visiting Natchez this week. Saw your mom at GCA meeting, and she told me about your blog, etc. Awesome. I'll have to give your name to come speak at a garden club meeting in Atlanta, if you are available at some point down the road.
    Best wishes always, Anita Ogden Moore

  5. Hi Anita,

    I'd love to come and I speak to groups like garden clubs, etc. frequently. So do ask, and I'd love to come and talk about the bees and see you.

  6. Anonymous5:41 PM

    Would this also happen to waterproof wood?


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