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Standard Delivery is 3-5 days.

The cutoff time for Next Working Day orders is 12pm Monday to Thursday.

Please note, next day delivery is only available to addresses in Mainland England and Wales.  Addresses in Scotland will take an additional 24 hours and next day delivery to Northern Ireland may incur a surcharge

Beeswax Candle

Beeswax Candle

Pure local beeswax

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£8.00
Beeswax Candle
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    Estimated Delivery 2-5 days

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  • Made in the UK

    Made in the UK

  • Description

    These beautiful candles are handmade in the UK from 100% beeswax.

    There are no additives of any kind, which means there are none of the obnoxious chemicals which paraffin candles can release into the atmosphere.

    The wax is produced by bees which forage the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside.

    Each candle is 7cm tall.

    Beeswax is made during the summer months by worker bees. When the workers are about 10 days old they eat lots of honey which is converted into wax. The wax then seeps through pores on on the bees' tummies. The bees use the wax to make the honeycombe and to cap the honey. When the honey is extracted, the wax is melted down, filtered and then poured into candle moulds, to make wonderful natural candles.

    As well as being a good use of a byproduct of the British honey industry (which sorely needs our help), beeswax candles are also better for the enviroment than paraffin wax candles. The most comprehensive study of the air pollution caused by burning paraffin candles was prepared in 2001 by the US Environment Protection Agency. It concluded that when paraffin wax candles are burned, they emit trace amounts of organic chemicals, including acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, acrolein, and naphthalene. The amounts differ depending on the quality of the paraffin used, but in some cases it exceeded acceptable levels.
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  • Delivery

    We offer two types of delivery:

    • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
    • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

    For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

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  • Meet the Producer

    John Parslow

    John Parslow

    Local beekeeper and beeswax candle maker

    Ever since John was a boy he has been fascinated by beekeeping. As a ten year old he would gaze longingly at his neighrbour's hives, counting the days until he was old enough to own his own colony.

    40 years on, John and his wife Joan have taken a back seat, focusing their efforts on farmers markets, while their youngest son Barry collects the honey and drives the business forward.

    The Parslows now have over 330 hives scattered over the counties of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Local farmers welcome the bees onto their land as they help pollinate the crops, but the increasingly virilent parasites and viruses, compounded by recent wet summers, makes maintaining healthy colonies a huge challenge.

    John is a member of the British Beekeepers Assocation which is a good place to start if you are interested in keeping bees.  Alterntively give us a call and we will do our best to answer your questions.

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Delivery
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Meet the Producer

Description

These beautiful candles are handmade in the UK from 100% beeswax.

There are no additives of any kind, which means there are none of the obnoxious chemicals which paraffin candles can release into the atmosphere.

The wax is produced by bees which forage the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside.

Each candle is 7cm tall.


Beeswax is made during the summer months by worker bees. When the workers are about 10 days old they eat lots of honey which is converted into wax. The wax then seeps through pores on on the bees' tummies. The bees use the wax to make the honeycombe and to cap the honey. When the honey is extracted, the wax is melted down, filtered and then poured into candle moulds, to make wonderful natural candles.

As well as being a good use of a byproduct of the British honey industry (which sorely needs our help), beeswax candles are also better for the enviroment than paraffin wax candles. The most comprehensive study of the air pollution caused by burning paraffin candles was prepared in 2001 by the US Environment Protection Agency. It concluded that when paraffin wax candles are burned, they emit trace amounts of organic chemicals, including acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, acrolein, and naphthalene. The amounts differ depending on the quality of the paraffin used, but in some cases it exceeded acceptable levels.
Colour Variations

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Delivery

We offer two types of delivery:

  • Standard Delivery via post is £5.95. For orders over £100 standard delivery is free of charge.
  • Next Working Day For an additional £4.00, your order will be delivered the next working day.

For Delivery to the Scottish Highlands, UK islands or international addresses, please see our full delivery details.

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this product? *

1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

Meet the Producer

John Parslow

John Parslow

Local beekeeper and beeswax candle maker

Ever since John was a boy he has been fascinated by beekeeping. As a ten year old he would gaze longingly at his neighrbour's hives, counting the days until he was old enough to own his own colony.

40 years on, John and his wife Joan have taken a back seat, focusing their efforts on farmers markets, while their youngest son Barry collects the honey and drives the business forward.

The Parslows now have over 330 hives scattered over the counties of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Local farmers welcome the bees onto their land as they help pollinate the crops, but the increasingly virilent parasites and viruses, compounded by recent wet summers, makes maintaining healthy colonies a huge challenge.

John is a member of the British Beekeepers Assocation which is a good place to start if you are interested in keeping bees.  Alterntively give us a call and we will do our best to answer your questions.

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