Collectors of Beeswax

Aleppo

Date: c. 1840

Sir John Bowring (d. 1872) found that around 200-250 qinṭārs (1 Syrian qinṭār = 256.4 kg) of yellow beeswax was collected annually from the Aleppo district. About a quarter of the wax was consumed by … read more

Idlib

Date: c. 1840

Sir John Bowring (d. 1872) notes that Idlib was a prominent city where yellow beeswax was collected. This product was consumed by manufacturers and dyers, as well as for the production of candles for … read more