Important information about how we prioritise 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 


Sustainable and Ethical Beekeeping

We only use the beeswax that is a by-product of the surplus honey collected from beehives during honey harvests. Surplus honey and beeswax is collected from the Supers (top part of the beehive) and is never collected from the Brood boxes (where the Queen lays eggs and the honey bees store their honey for the winter). This way, the honey bees always have enough supplies of honey and 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), nasty chemicals or preservatives are added- we only use 100% pure beeswax. We filter this beeswax completely by hand, without any machines or bleaches— it is totally natural

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