Family business − Handmade in England, United Kingdom − Sustainably-sourced 100% pure beeswax
We specialise in 100% pure beeswax products that are completely handmade and truly eco-friendly
We're here to offer you a guiding hand towards being plastic-free and zero-waste
Click here to find out more about Priscilla & Pravana
Our beautiful logo features original, hand-drawn illustrations that were especially commissioned for us. These flowers are testament to the naturally occurring Namaqualand Daisies in South Africa- where Priscilla grew up
No one plants or tends to the millions of Namaqualand Daisies which carpet large parts of the Karoo after the Spring rains from late July to the end of August. For 10 months of the year, the Karoo is a semi arid landscape
We chose orange and yellow daisies as honey bees are naturally drawn to flowers that are shades of yellow and orange. These shades also mirror the natural range of shades of 100% pure beeswax.
The colour of 100% pure beeswax varies because of the different pollen granules that the honey bees brush onto the beeswax in the beehive. Our candles are given their lovely aroma by the nectar from the flowers that the honey bees have foraged on. This is part of what makes 100% pure beeswax candles so unique and fascinating- their colour and aroma slightly changes every season
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Important information about how Honey Bee Candles prioritises the welfare of honey bees
Ensuring the welfare of honey bees
Maintaining the high quality of Honey Bee Candles products
The bees always have enough supplies of honey and beeswax. We only remove the surplus honey and beeswax. Honey bees are incredibly efficient creatures so store much more honey (and beeswax) than they actually use; more and more honey and beeswax would accumulate if left as honey and beeswax never expire- eventually leaving less space for the honey bee colony (which is not good for them)
Ethically-sourced, sustainably-sourced and cruelty-free beeswax; surplus honey is only collected at certain times of the year thus only the surplus beeswax is removed. Very minimal smoke (using eco-friendly fire starters and burning materials) is used to alert bees. Honey Bee Candles do not support a lot of smoke being used as it is not necessary and may cause the honey bees unnecessary stress
The majority of the beeswax we use is for our own use (no other company has it). In times of high demand, we source further beeswax from just over 20 miles (32km) from where we’re based- that way, all the honey bees always have enough honey and beeswax
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Candlelighters, FareShare, the British Beekeepers Association and Bees for Development. Click here to find out more about our charity targets
We are a plastic-free and zero-waste family business.
Plastic-free: Our products and their packaging do not contain any plastic. We even wrap deliveries in brown paper and use kraft tape (avoiding single-use plastic like bubble envelopes and sellotape).
Zero-waste: Zero-waste is a concept where the main goal is a sustainable lifestyle through a circular economy (see the graphic below by Circular Flanders). This means swapping single-use plastic products for reusable products (like our beeswax wraps and candle stand) and biodegradable products (like our candles, beeswax wraps and eco-friendly fire starters) so that nothing needs to go to landfill. It’s not the same as minimalism but you will find that you will naturally buy less each week once you start using reusable products.
Our global economy is currently mainly a linear economy but it only takes a few small changes to live sustainably.
100% pure beeswax luxury handmade candles and unique artisan products
No paraffin wax. No soy wax. No palm oil.
A truly eco-friendly family business
Plastic-free, zero-waste and biodegradable products
The beautiful, bright glow of a lit beeswax candle is on the same light spectrum as sunlight
We only use beeswax that is the by-product of surplus honey; the honey bees always have enough honey
For every 1 lb (450g) of beeswax, honey bees have to collect nectar from nearly 33 million flowers
75,000 honey bees work together to make 1 lb (450g) of beeswax
A honey bee makes 8 scales of beeswax in 12 hours. At least 1000 wax scales are needed to make ¹̷ ₅₀₀ lb (1g) of beeswax
Honey Bee Candles | 100% pure beeswax candles, handmade in England
We filter the beeswax that is a by-product of the surplus honey collected from beehives during honey harvests. This way, nothing is wasted.
We support ethical beekeeping and its values so our beeswax is cruelty-free and from a sustainable source. The beeswax that we use is straight from the beehive- no other type of wax (e.g. soy or paraffin), no nasty chemicals and no preservatives are added- we only use 100% pure beeswax.
If you start to burn Honey Bee Candles every day, the air in your home will be cleaner, sweeter and ultimately healthier than if you didn’t purify the air. For best results, ideally vacuum carpets or wipe hard floors daily but a few times a week also works well. The more that you burn Honey Bee Candles, the greater the effect but you should start to notice a difference from the first burn. To start, try burning a Honey Bee Candle for three hours every day for a week.
Honey Bee Candles are children and pet-friendly
Perfect for calming down anxious little ones during busy times like Christmas and New Year. Ideal just before bedtime
Our 100% pure beeswax candles are also great for those who have asthma and allergies such as hay fever. This is because our candles are natural ionisers.
End food waste and eat every bite with Honey Bee Wrap
Honey Bee Wraps are beeswax wraps, the plastic-free and zero-waste way to keep your food fresher for longer.
They are sustainable, reusable and the natural alternative to plastic wrap and aluminium foil. They are handmade using simple and eco-friendly materials: 100% cotton fabric, 100% pure beeswax, natural tree resin and certified organic plant oils. They are naturally adhesive, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal without any nasty chemicals.
They are also a great way to reduce food waste as the cotton material allows some of the moisture to escape and your food to breathe which means that bacteria have to work harder to decompose your food. This means that your food should stay fresher for longer wrapped in Honey Bee Wraps compared to plastic wrap or aluminium foil. We've found that we save money in the long run on our grocery bill as less food is wasted at home by using Honey Bee Wraps.
Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap, then fold it around food, into a snack pouch or stretch over a container to act as a lid and use your fingers to press and seal (scroll down to watch How-To videos). When the wrap cools, it will hold its shape. They are reusable, gently wash by hand with cool water (using a mild soap, if needed) in between uses. Hang to air dry.
Beeswax wraps are biodegradable and could prevent an estimated 480 metres of plastic wrap going to landfill and into our oceans per year (based on a family of 4 using 24 packs of 20 metres).
HOW TO USE BEESWAX WRAPS
WRAP, COVER or FOLD
then WASH and REUSE
eventually COMPOST (or return to us for a coupon)
REPLACE and REPEAT to close the zero-waste loop
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