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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

Start your plastic-free and zero-waste journey with us today

Priscilla (Mother) & Pravana (Daughter)

Honey Bee Candles®

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

Priscilla & Pravana x



Important information about how Honey Bee Candles prioritises the welfare of honey bees

  1. Ensuring the welfare of honey bees

  2. 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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We really value our customers and appreciate your thoughts on our handmade products



Help us support UK charities

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.

Start your plastic-free and zero-waste journey with us today

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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

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  • 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.

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Natural ionisers

100% pure beeswax candles are non-toxic and purify the air as they emit negative ions. Dust, pollen and pollution are airborne due to their postive ions so the negative ions of a burning beeswax candle neutralise them- leaving a lovely subtle honey aroma and a gently warmed room

In cities or dusty areas, you will be able to see the molten wax pool at the top of the candle start to darken: this is because when the airborne postive ions become neutalised, they become a complete molecule which is heavier than air so it becomes a solid

Our beeswax is naturally filtered (no bleaches or dyes) so you can be sure that it is not debris but chains of positive ions forming in the wax pool of your Honey Bee Candle

When a 100% pure beeswax candle has been burning long enough, you will be able to experience the difference. It’s different for everyone but here are a few ways we have described it to our customers: the touch of a ray of sunshine, the smell of a refreshing ocean breeze, the feeling of stillness after a tropical rainstorm has cleared or the crisp smell of freshly cut green grass

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.

We offer handmade candlesticks, votive candles and pillar candles

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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.

Honey Bee Candles Winter 2018

A unique range of designs

To suit a broad range of preferences and décors: there is a 100% pure beeswax candle for everyone and every occasion



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Honey Bee Candle Stand

Handmade

Highest quality

Exclusively designed by Priscilla; only available to Honey Bee Candles® (this website)

Extra stability provided by tripod stand which is perfect for homes with children and pets



End food waste and eat every bite with Honey Bee Wrap

The reusable alternative to single-use plastic: Beeswax Wraps

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.

Click here for more information about how to use beeswax wraps

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).  

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Beeswax Wraps

5 packs: Assorted Sizes (3 wraps), Cheese Pack (3 wraps), Bread Wrap, Sandwich Wrap and Snack Pack (2 wraps)

Available in 5 unique designs

10% of certain packs sold will be donated to support 3 UK Charities: FareShare, the British Beekeepers Association and Bee’s for Development.

Read about our charity targets here and more information can be found on individual product pages

HOW TO USE BEESWAX WRAPS

  1. WRAP, COVER or FOLD

  2. then WASH and REUSE

  3. occasionally REFRESH

  4. eventually COMPOST (or return to us for a coupon)

  5. REPLACE and REPEAT to close the zero-waste loop

Actual product contains detailed written use and care instructions

WRAP

COVER

FOLD



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Beeswax Sparks™

Handmade

Contains 100% pure beeswax

Can be stored near food

Safe around children and pets

Never expires

All natural: no nasty chemicals

Ideal for BBQs

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Peat-free

Fire Starters

Handmade

Contains 100% pure beeswax

Can be stored near food

Safe around children and pets

Never expires

All natural: no nasty chemicals

Ideal for Fire Pits and Bonfires