How do bees make wax

How is Bee’s wax made?

When honey bees are between 12 and 20 days old, they develop a special wax-producing gland in the abdomen of their bodies. This special gland converts sugar from the honey into a waxy substance and deposits flakes of the substance on the abdomen.
These small flakes of wax are collected by the other bees and chewed in their mouths. The bees then add these pieces of wax to a wax foundation provided by …