Did you say shrubberies?
Doesn’t matter. The wax melts into the side of the tip and is absorbed.
Tell me how wax will melt into the side wall of a burnished tip? Especially when no heat is generated with my final sealing using the wax. I take my block of beeswax and run it down the side of the ferrule and the side wall of the tip, then come right behind with a paper towel. The only thing the wax is doing is shining and sealing from moisture. I've been doing it for years.