Sure. It will make your soap harder. I bought some beeswax for just that purpose, after seeing it in a recipe for shaving soap. The recipe (from Dr. Robert McDaniel's "Essentially Soap") uses 2.2 percent beeswax.
It's an additive, not an oil. I think you'll be fine melting it in with your solid fats before adding your lye. Using the book recipe above says about 2 percent by weight. That's about 1/3 oz. ppo, perhaps 1/2 oz ppo.
not sure how the comb ends up after the collection process, but its easier to work with if he doesnt melt it down !! (so you might want to let him know!) its WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY easier to cut when in the comb
just tell him youd like the wax in its most natural state (free from the hive fibers, ....so only the wax...) not sure of the process, but tell him he doesnt need to melt it and such you dont want to hive fibers in your soap (or then again, you MAY...who knows could be kind of exfoliation-like lol)
never seen a soap with that before!
my best advice...Experiment!!
maybe he can give you some in different states/forms and you can see which one you like to use the best!
Ha, I've just been discussing candle making with one of my good friends on email. She sells 'em along with her soap and she says the candle making is 100 times harder than her soapmaking, with all the FO and wax interactions, wicking problems, container sizes and shapes, thousands of combinations and lots of them bad.
Even though candlemaking and soapmaking have been related through the ages, presumably because both involve fats and oils, but I'm very happy to say I have practically zero interest in candlemaking.
I'm quite happy to let others make the candles, and they're welcome to it.