Beeswax is a wax obtained from bee honeycombs. It is usually yellowish in color, fairly soft and has a honey-like odor. It has a melting point of 62-65°C. and is practically insoluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol and soluble in turpentine. It is used in conjunction with other waxes to make wood polishes for floors and furniture. White beeswax is obtained by sun bleaching yellow beeswax. It is nearly white in color and is also called Bleached Yellow Wax, White Wax or Bleached Beeswax. Its melting point is 61-69°C. and it has the same properties and uses as yellow beeswax.