The naturally produced wax by honeybees of the genus Apis is known as beeswax.
Beeswax is the most ancient wax and in the early days was used as the first plastic. Beeswax is edible and is approved in many countries as in food products and is also found to be non-toxic. Beeswax is produced by the worker bees. On the inner side of their sternites, they have eight wax producing glands which they secrete while building their comb. The color and opacity of beeswax depend upon what kind of nectar and pollen bees brings to their hive.