What exactly is the scent?
*UNSCENTED – just pure & natural beeswax. It will have a subtle scent of honey and this scent will vary between different batches of beeswax. Intensity of the scent depends of your personal sensitivity to scents.
*MOON LAKE MUSK: Top Notes: Freesia, Light Ozonic; Middle Notes: Soft Violet, Pink Rose, Jasmine; Base Notes: Sweet Musk, Creamy Sandalwood
*SALTED CARAMEL: Top Notes: Hazelnut, Sea Salt; Notes: Crème Caramel, Candied Pecan;Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Condensed Milk
*SPICED MAPLE & CITRUS: Top Notes: Orange, Peach ; Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Clove;Base Notes: Maple Syrup, Vanilla
*YOUTHFUL: Top Notes: Bergamot, Fir Needle;Middle Notes: Narcissus, Clove Leaf;Base Notes: Peru Balsam, Sandalwood
*BERGAMOT & PATCHOULI: Top Notes: Tangelo, Bergamot; Middle Notes: Gardenia, Jasmine ;Base Notes: Patchouli, Vetiver
*FRESH HAY & AMBER: Top Notes: Fresh hay and tobacco leaf; Middle Notes: Honey, iris and rose; Base Notes: Amber, incense and musk
*SUN WASHED LINEN: Top Notes: Pine, Lemon ; Middle Notes: Jasmine, Gardenia ; Base Notes: Cedar wood, Musk
*JASMINE & MAGNOLIA: A crisp, floral fragrance that is enveloped by both notes of heady jasmine and subtle magnolia with additional, unexpected notes of melon, cucumber and white peach.
*BLACK ROSE & OUD: Top Notes: Rose, geranium, saffron and pepper; Middle Notes: Rose, clove leaf, cinnamon bark, nutmeg and palmrosa; Base Notes: Oud wood, musk, patchouli and vanilla
*AMALFI COAST: Top Notes: Lime, Lemon; Middle Notes: Wild Freesia, Lavender; Base Notes: Amber, Sandalwood
*WOOD SAGE & SEA SALT: Top Notes: Sea Spray, Bergamot; Middle Notes: Fir Needle, Sage; Base Notes: Oud, Sea Salt
*JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE: Top Notes:Mandarin, Pine needle; Middle Notes:Grape, Neroli; Base Notes:Vanilla, malt, jasmine and cedar wood
*LEATHER & OUDH: Top Notes:Cinnamon leaf and bergamot; Middle Notes: Elemi (spicy citrus) and oudh wood; Base Notes: Cedar wood, patchouli, leather and amber
*VETIVER, CEDARWOOD & FIR: Top Notes: Bergamot, lemon peel; Middle Notes: Fir needle, vetiver; Base Notes: Musk, cedarwood
Can I re-use glass and get only beeswax insert rather than full set candle?
Yes, we offer both full candle sets (glass, beeswax insert & wooden lid) and beeswax refill only. Glass and lid can be reused.
Do you wholesale?
Yes, actually quite a lot of this candles are wholesaled. For more details please drop us a line and we can discuss your needs.
What’s the lead time?
It depends on period of the year. We are pretty busy with bees over summer and then October – February when Christmas and wedding planning is in full swing. If you plan an order for large number of candles its always best to think ahead.
We usually dispatch single candles within 3-day period and wholesale can take anything of up to 4 weeks. But again, please contact us if you have a specific deadlines and we’re sure to find a way around.
Before you light a beeswax candle
Firstly, remove all packaging. Always place your candle in a safe place, away from children, animals and busy areas of your place. Beeswax candles require high temperature in order to melt properly beeswax. Beeswax melting point is min 63C (soy wax or paraffin will start melting from around 35C). It is crucial to keep a candle away from drafts (open window, door or even constant passing by). Otherwise your flame starts flickering and soot may be created.
Second crucial parameter to improve your experience with beeswax candle is to maintain the wick at max 5mm. The longer the wick the larger the flame. Unless you like large flame, it’s recommended to keep the wick very short. The best way is to put the flame down, trim the wick with scissors (don’t drop the wick tip into the pool of beeswax) and re-light your candle.
And lastly, it’s good to remember that beeswax expands when liquid and shrinks when solid. It may happen that after a while after you light your candle, liquid pool of beeswax starts to expanding to the point where it actually will reduce the size of the flame. It’s to expected. Once wick will draw some beeswax and burn it flame will be restored to its previous size.
Wick burns itself without proper candle lighting
Since beeswax has high melting point, therefore it needs a source of light to be against wick for much longer time than any other candle. Simply keep match/lighter longer and let not only the wick to catch the flame but wait until flame will reach beeswax and start melting it.
Why beeswax candles?
Beeswax is known for it’s healing, purifying and natural properties. It’s origin is dated back to ancient time and in fact bees were present on earth for over 150 milion year. Beeswax is made by bees and there is no chemicals in it. Commercial candles are made of paraffin which is a by-product of petrol. We add absolutely nothing to beeswax. Our candles are 100% pure beeswax.
Only beeswax candles release negative ions to the air while burning. They clean the air and are recommended especially for allergic and asthmatic people. For all people beeswax candles create warm and positive atmosphere due to their natural very similar to sun colour of flame.
Is beeswax candle eco-friendly?
Our beeswax candles are 100% eco friendly. They emit almost no smoke (if wick is trimmed properly) and have all benefits or proper beeswax candle. The quality of our beeswax candles can be tested by allowing candles to bloom – process of covering the surface of candle in whitish film that can be wiped out with soft cloth. Our apiaries are eco friendly which means we don’t use any chemicals in or around hives. Both beeswax and honey are sourced ethically. We extract only surplus of honey and beeswax. We don’t feed sugar back to our bees (unless they are close to starvation in period of excessive bad weather or unexpected lack of nectar). Our queens are well taker care of and we don’t mark them with chemicals neither wings are clipped. We believe in old ways of beekeeping and as a 3rd generation of beekeepers we can learn from tradition and passion of our family.
We use only pure and natural beeswax that comes from bees. Its not synthetic beeswax as you can buy online and is extracted from hives in apiaries in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We currently have 3 out-apiaries located on 100 acre eco farm, 200 acres farm and woodland in Bedfrodshire and in the middle of green belt of Hertfordshire with 100 years old lime trees and abundant wild life.
Do you use any plastic?
No, absolutely no plastic in or around our candles. Packaging and whole production is plastic free. We use only natural resources such as kraft paper, corrugated paper and cardboard. In fact we tend to recycle as much as possible and unless advised otherwise, we recycle cardboards in most cases for shipping. We tend to use a bare minimum of materials for packaging and shipping making sure candles are safe and secure during shipping process.
Are they handmade?
100% handmade. We hand pour all our candles. Even labels are printed in-house. Candles are hand packed. All our candles are made to order and we don’t store them on the shelf.
What materials are used?
Only pure and natural beeswax, cotton wick (no paper or metal core, just cotton wick) and apothecary (brown) glass. Labels are printed on kraft stickers. For a tag we use kraft paper. Lid is made of wood.
What colour am I getting?
Beeswax is a natural wax and will vary in colour. Beeswax comes from 3 main parts of a hive: – brood combs (where you bees are being raised) and will be dark in colour; – super combs (where honey is being stored) and will be lighter in colour – probably what you think of as colour of beeswax should be; and – capping – when honey stored in a hive is ripped and can be extracted, bees will cap it with thin layer of very light coloured beeswax. We work on batches of beeswax from each of above beeswax. Therefore both coiler and scent will vary from one batch of candles to another. This is expected and absolutely normal. Scent and colour will vary and unless you have a certain preference and tell us so, candles you will get will party from the pictures you see here. But beeswax properties, our process and standards are unchanged. It’s still 100% natural, eco-friendly and plastic free candle that will have all the benefits and properties that only beeswax can provide.
Can I customise?
Yes you can customise a message on a label. Or even strip all extras such as label and get candle only with minimum packaging.