While making soap with my homeschool friends I was telling them who I purchased my bees wax from and the cost. My wonderful friend said “don’t we have someone local we can purchase this from”. Well why hadn’t I thought of that before. I contacted my local honey supplier and indeed they also sell bees wax.
This idea might be a great source for your own area. A quick internet search could supply you with your own local bees wax. If not please check out the website of the company I am now buying from, Space Coast Bee Service. I purchased 8 oz bars for $4.00. The also sell soap, honey, and more.