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The Story of  Bee’s Knees Super Wax

I was wondering about how I should tell this story. Nikki said I should start with, “Once upon a time, there was a bee…” Well even though that is, …cute, it is not entirely accurate.

This story wouldn’t be complete without the bee, nor would it be possible without the bee, but it didn’t start with the bee. It started back  in 1990 and 2010 with a squeaky fan belt, McGyver-esque thinking, stuck zippers and tangled thread!

In my previous career I would help people in and out of dresses, gowns, coats, jackets, blouses, and most of these had zippers, many of them would stick. I also sewed on beading and buttonsrepaired hems and seams. If any of you have even just sewn on a button, you know that the thread tangles and knots frequently. To prevent this I would drag the thread along a block of a paraffin blend wax, and the thread wouldn’t tangle. So I thought, “I bet this would work on zippers that stick too”…and it did. It smelled funny but it worked.

Flash Back!  In 1990, I had a 1984 Volvo 240GL, 4 door Sedan, sunroof, leather heated seats, and a tank of an engine, (go ahead, laugh). I loved that car but, the fan belt was always squeaking.

I would carry a piece of wax  in the glove box, ( I did say I was like McGuyver…really I am!) and when it would really start to sound like I was holding a flock of seagulls hostage under the hood of my car, while the engine was running, I would hold my wax against the moving fan belt and “viola” silence… Yup, I really did that!

Next stop, April 2010. I had the opportunity to pilot a 36′ boat for a few years, I was at Clinton Yacht Haven the  marina where the boat was slipped and all of the guys were telling me, ” you won’t ever take your boat canvas’s off, zipping them back on is a pain in the arsk.” (They use a bit more colorful verbage than that!) I told them “No way,  I will take my boat canvas off all the time!”  But yup… they were right, OMG it was awful! The boat canvas zippers were sticking, the snaps were stuck, and the boat canvas was so stiff.  Stuck Zippers, snaps that wouldn’t snap, and sticking slider doors and hatches were  becoming a big problem!

About 10 minutes into the struggle between myself and the boat’s windshield canvas stuck zippers, I remembered I  had a small  piece of smelly wax in the car (the one I used on thread and zippers).  I grabbed it…ran it up and down the zippers, and it worked okay.  I said to Deb and John the owners of the Marina and dear friends, “someone should market this, maybe I will!” We all laughed.

On the drive home that day, I was sitting enjoying the ride, thinking about the day and what a cool thing the smelly wax might bee…I said outloud, “Bee’s Knees Zipper Wax” “Get’s Stuff Un-Stuck” ” That’s the name… I am going to market this!”

Now with the new logo and new name Bee’s Knees Super Wax is still the same great product!

Bee’s Knee’s Super Wax is  a labor of love and determination.  Bee’s Knee’s Super Wax has been tested on:

  • Stuck Window
  • Stuck Doors
  • Deck Door Sliders that stick
  • Keys that stick
  • Rusted old Carpenters Tools
  • Nails and screws
  • Hose couplings
  • Barn stall runners and latches
  • Saddles as a resin
  • Leather
  • Shoe laces
  • Thread, Rope, String and lines
  • Canvas and fabrics
  • Antique furniture

The uses for Bee’s Knee’s Super Wax are endless!

Bee’s Knee’s Super Wax has to bee 100% natural. We have so many potentially harmful chemicals in our lives, why add one more!

Here is why.

  • Paraffin not always a great thing… if anyone has ever had a paraffin wax dip on their hands,,, they know that within 24 hours your hands are dryer than before.
  • PLUS paraffin is related directly to Petroleum and crude oil
  • Spray lubricants contain harmful chemicals and propellants that are toxic and flammable, and harmful to and eyes
  • Petrolatum based products can actually break down natural fiber
  • Petroleum is a crude oil by product
  • graphite stains and leaves a mess!
  • Silicone is water soluable.. huh? Why lubricate a zipper on a boat with anything water soluble ? It will wash away, right into the canvas, gel coat, wood, and waterways.
  • 100% natural Bee’s Knee’s Zipper Wax will not harm fabrics, the environment, you, and just about any surface! 99% of  Everything BKSW touches it makes better!
  • I held a cake of it in my hands for four days. at the Newport International Boat Show… may hands NEVER felt smoother!

There is still so much to do to get Bee’s Knees Super Wax into every home, car, boat, camper, toolbox, junk drawer and sewing kit.

So there are a few things I will not compromise on:

  • I will always focus on “Made in the USA
  • I will only use 100% natural ingredients, and their by-products.
  • I will always have fun with this company, work should be a passion.
  • I will always offer you a great product, at a great price, and exceptional Customer Service!

I’m having a blast. Come  join The Bee on her journey!

“Bee Cool, Bee Smooth”

 “Bee’s Knees  Super Wax”

 “Get’s Stuff Un-Stuck”

“Get one for your Honey, cause it’s all the buzz!”