For centuries, the forests of Africa have produced large quantities of beeswax.
Conditions here are ideal: most of the forest trees produce abundant nectar and pollen, which supports a huge number of bee colonies.
Beekeepers do not use antibiotics or other medicines and so the beeswax is free from chemical residues.
Our beeswax slideshow explains how the beeswax is extracted from the honeycombs and prepared into golden slabs ready for export.
There are thousands of individual beekeepers in each of our production areas; each produces a block of beeswax every season.
These individual blocks go to make up the 100 tonnes or so of beeswax that we import annually.