Goodness, what happened here? I have been ordering 25-50lbs of this for a month for the past couple of years and recently the smell has been beyond awful. Rancid, rotting, burning just disgusting. Not the typical black smoke smell that some wax has from smoking the bees, but much worse. I spoke to a local beekeeper and he said either they are adding paraffin to the wax when they chip it, or it's bee parts that are burned down and left info the wax. I noted the color of the wax has gotten lighter over the past few months. I returned my wax for a refund (but shipping was out of my pocket.) I had to quickly find another source of wax. I cannot chance purchasing this beeswax again. It's a shame too because it was so easy to use and so reliable to get.