Inside of a hive, worker bees secrete wax to form honeycomb where honey and pollen is stored. The bees naturally produce far more honey, wax and propolis than they need, and the bees are not harmed when beekeepers extract honey.
A frame of honeycomb is removed from the hive and the beekeeper cuts off the wax caps from each honeycomb cell, as shown in the photo above (the lower part of the honeycomb has been uncapped). The honeycomb is then placed in an extractor machine, which spins the honeycomb extracting the honey by centrifugal force.
After the honey is extracted, the excess beeswax is clarified by heating in water. Doc Lindell’s uses only unbleached, organic beeswax, that still has a faint aroma of honey.