Using leftover wax from our beehives we make Beeswax candles using the “wax mould” method. Here are the candles we currently make:
All our candles use pure beeswax from our own hives. As a small scale beekeeper we sell our beeswax candles as and when we have beeswax available – “from the front door” to customers in the NE Hampshire area (Fleet, Church Crookham, Dogmersfield, Crondall, Aldershot, Farnborough and surrounding areas).
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message via our facebook page (also see us on facebook marketplace).
Where does beeswax come from?
Bees make small wax flakes using glands on their abdomen; it takes alot of energy to make a wax plate – about 8 pounds of honey is eaten by bees to produce 1 pound of beeswax.
The honeybees take these small flakes of wax and use them via chewing and moulding to make the hexagonal honeycomb we are so familiar with. When the beekeeper extracts the honey the wax cappings are removed to spin off the honey. Sometimes the honeycomb also collapses during the process. At the end of the honey extraction process the beekeeper is left with a pile of honeycomb and wax cappings.