Interesting facts about beeswax

Did you know...?

  • Bees naturally make wax to provide places in the beehive for rearing their young and for storing their food: honey and pollen
  • Beeswax is produced by honey bees and is a renewable, all natural product of the hive
  • Beeswax is naturally honey scented
  • Beeswax is the only fuel to emit negative ions when burning. This means all positively charged particles such as dust, odours, toxins, pollen, mould etc. will float towards the flame. This process cleans the air and is thought to be beneficial for people with allergies and environmental sensitivities
  • Beeswax is one of nature's treasures. Prized since antiquity, fragrant beeswax candles burn longer and cleaner than other wax candles. In fact, pure beeswax has the highest melting point of any known wax
  • The slow burning flame of a beeswax candle gives off more light and heat than other waxes and is virtually drip free if kept away from draughts
  • Beeswax gets its colour and aroma from the honey and pollen packed into each honeycomb cell
  • Not all "beeswax" candles are made from 100% pure beeswax. Don't be fooled, if the candle doesn't say 100% beeswax, it most likely isn't. Legally, a candle only has to have 51% beeswax to be called a "beeswax" candle
  • Beeswax candles do not produce or soot and won't drip (unless the candle is in a draught)