Beeswax Apothecary Container Candle with Wooden Lid – No Lid Available


***Please note, all candles will come without a lid as no longer available***

Beeswax candle in brown apothecary container with wooden lid is hand poured by us in our eco friendly apiary. It comes with a kraft paper label and and is hand wrapped. Perfect as a unique gift or just for personal use.

We use only pure and natural beeswax. No artificial colours, no additives, no chemicals. Our beeswax candles are anti-allergic, anti-asthmatic and improve wellbeing and mood. Plastic-free packaging comes as standard.

Choose between scented and unscented candle to match your personal preference.

Candles are made to order. If you are in a hurry, please let us know so we can accommodate your needs.

Price is for 1 candle. Wholesale is available. Please contact us for more details.

CANDLE SIZE: 10cm(including lid) high and 7.5cm wide

Burning time: aprox.30hrs +


What is the scent composition?

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.

* SUMMER BREEZE: Top Notes: Ozone, Seaweed – Middle Notes: Cyclamen, Waterlily – Base Notes: Driftwood, Amber, Patchouli, Musk

* SUMMER NIGHT: Top Notes: Pink Pepper, Orange Blossom, Pear – Middle Notes: Jasmine, Coffee – Base Notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Cedar

* SENSUAL: Top Notes: Citrus, Apple, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit, Bergamot – Middle Notes: Marine Notes, Rose, Lily, Violet, Jasmine, Ylang, Lavender – Base Notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Musk

* ASIAN ROSE: Top Notes: Oudh, Clove – Middle Notes: Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Praline – Base Notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Amber, Musk, Vanilla, Patchouli, Raspberry

* BERGAMOT & JASMIN: Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Pink Pepper, Incense, Juniper – Middle Notes: Jasmine, Pink Pepper, Rock Rose, Velvet Woods – Base Notes: Ambergris, Musk, Moss, Patchouli

*BERGAMOT & PATCHOULI: Top Notes: Tangelo, Bergamot – Middle Notes: Gardenia, Jasmine – Base Notes: Patchouli, Vetiver

* SMOKY EMBERS: Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Black Pepper – Middle Notes: Nutmeg, Patchouli, Tobacco Flower – Base Notes: Leather, Amber, Musk, Smoked Wood

* FOUR SEASONS: Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Geranium, Olibanum – Middle Notes: Lavender, Amber – Base Notes: Moss, Patchouli, Amber, Musk

* HAWAIIAN BLOSSOM & HONEY: Top Notes: Pineapple, Lime – Middle Notes: Star Jasmine, Hibiscus – Base Notes: Honey, Amber

* CITRUS MUSK & PATCHOULI: Top Notes: Grapefruit, Orange, Mandarin – Middle Notes: Jasmine, Muguet, Floral – Base Notes: Musk, Patchouli

* COCONUT & LIME: Top Notes: Coconut, Lime, Orange, Lemon, Strawberry – Middle Notes: Coconut, Peach, Floral Notes – Base Notes: Vanilla, Sugar, Musk

* BLACK ROSE: Top Notes: Orange – Middle Notes: Rose, Geranium, Clove – Base Notes: Oud, Patchouli, Guaiacwood, Musk

* SPICED ORANGE ZEST: Top Notes: Mandarin, Orange Peel – Middle Notes: Thyme Leaf, Lily of the Valley – Base Notes: Sandalwood, Coriander

*WARM SANDALWOOD: Top Notes: Sandalwood – Middle Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli – Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Leather



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.

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 its healing, purifying and natural properties. Its 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.

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.

Additional information

Weight500 g
Dimensions90 cm


Full Set or Beeswax Refill only

Full Set (Glass & Candle only but no lid available), Refill Only (no Glass or Lid)

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Leigh Trinder

Amazing candle and smells wonderful, which lasts even when no longer alight. Fantastic that it’s natural and contains/gives off no nasty chemicals

Mrs Sandra Barnard

Great product, great service.


My parcel arrived quickly and was really well packaged :)
The scent of the beeswax candles is gorgeous - a very 'clean' smell with no black smoke - yay! I love the fact that the candles aren't 'perfect', making them look even more natural. I have been trying to find beeswax tealights at a reasonable price for quite a while, so am over the moon that I have now found some! Thank you Five Bees I can't wait to burn my Christmas candle :))

Francesca Parsons
Beautiful candles!

I gave these lovely beeswax candles to my daughter to cheer her up through the coming winter. She is an NHS worker and it’s tough for all of them. She was so happy to get them. They are great quality and they arrived pronto. Thank you! 😊

Great candles

Very happy with these candles. Beautiful scent (Christmas Berries and Bergamot & Patchouli), beautiful presentation, and no plastic in the packaging. Looking forward to trying other scents.

  • Beeswax Container Candle with Wooden Lid


    Raw beeswax candle in black container with wooden lid is hand poured by us in our eco friendly apiary. It comes with a kraft paper label and optional kraft box. Perfect as a unique gift or just for personal use.

    Choose between scented and unscented candle to match your personal preference.

    CANDLE SIZE: 10cm(including lid) high and 7.5cm wide

    Burning time: approx.30hrs +