Nice to see you out At the Fence today. I wanted to share with you about Bee Hive Candles. Their candles are hand made from beeswax. The Beeswax candles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They have pillars, votives, tapers, tealights, and tins. Along with these they have Honeycomb candles and Aromatherapy. Accessories and gift packs are available also. These are the first Beeswax Candles I have ever tried, and quite honestly, I am impressed. I will be adding pictures later today.
According to the company the Beeswax "is an all natural product with no additives or fillers. It is nontoxic, safe enough to eat, and often used in cosmetics. (No, I did not try eating mine:)!) Beeswax is hypo allergenic, great for people with allergies or other sensitivities, and for those of us who want a safe, clean burning candle in our home." Even the wick is a lead free cotton.
If you have never burned a Beeswax candle before, make sure you check out their tip page
to make sure you have all the facts before using your candle. There are hints on this page for every type of candle they carry.
Each Beeswax candle releases a natural honey scent as it burns. The votive burns approx. 15 hours each. You can click on each candle type to find their burn time and cost. Here are a couple of interesting tidbits from their site:
"Natural Honey Scent and Color
Our beeswax comes direct from beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest where the honey bees fly among raspberries, fireweed, and wildflowers along the winding Nooksack River. The resulting wax is a beautiful shade of yellow that has a natural aromatic honey fragrance. We simply reshape the bees' creation; the color and the scent are created by the hardworking bees. We do not add anything to our beeswax and only filter out the large particles that could interfere with the flame."
While there are not any candles that should be allowed to burn unattended, beeswax candles burn safer than others with minimal maintenance. Beeswax candles are naturally drip free and do not require chemicals to make them dripless like paraffin candles. The molecular structure and higher melting point of beeswax makes beeswax candles much better at holding their wax pool. This fact combined with a properly maintained wick and draft free environment will prevent drips from occurring."
"Hand Poured & Hand Finished
We pour each and every solid beeswax pillar, taper, votive, and tea light by hand. It takes a practiced hand to ensure each candle is poured correctly - we don't want any air bubbles, loose wicks, cosmetic streaks or imperfections. Once the beeswax candle has cooled and been removed from the mold, we inspect each candle to ensure it's quality. We have no "factory second" beeswax candles; if the candle doesn't make the quality inspection, it goes right back into the wax melter."
I received 2-6 packs of their Beeswax votive candles, 2-6packs of their Beeswax Tealights, and 2-Aromatherapy (1-Relaxing and 1-Well Being). Of course with this many candles, I just have to share with one of my neighbors, so one of you will have the chance to win 1-6pack of votives, 1-6pack of Tealights, and 1-Aromatherapy (Well Being). Well Being has a "warm woody, yet subtly sweet scent". One winner will receive the set of candles.
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Disclosure:I did not receive and monetary compensation for this review. I did receive candles for review purposes. All quotes are from the Bee Hive Candles Website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.