Burning Beeswax Candles

Beewax candles are one of the rewarding aspects of beekeeping. While it’s a lot of work to melt, process, and filter wax, the final product is worth it! Our beeswax candles are 100% pure wax and have no added scents. We take care in the melting and processing of our wax to ensure you get a natural aroma.

When you burn your beeswax candles, you want to let it burn long enough to have the wax pool come close to the edge of the candle. This will allow the candle to consume all the wax and not burn a hold down the middle. When you extinguish your candle, you can push the wax on the sides into the pool  so it can be used in the next session.

If you choose to purchase our candles, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your candle.

Our beeswax candles have a large, bright flame!

Basic Candle Safety

  • Keep a candle away from anything flammable.
  • Never burn a candle that is not visible.
  • Always burn in a draft free area.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.
  • Always burn the candle on a heat resistant surface and in container suitable for your candle.
  • Keep the wax pool clean from wax trimmings and debris.
  • Ensure your wick is trimmed before each burn session.
  • Strengthen the wick after it has been extinguished to ensure it burns down evenly.

Burning your candle in multiple sessions will greatly extend the life of your candle. You will also see that if your wick is bent, more wax will be consumed on the side it’s bent. The same is true if you have a draft.

Here are some recomendations to help you get the most out of your beeswax candle:


  • Always burn taper candles in a heat resistant candle holder and on a sturdy table or other suitable surface.
  • Extinguish with a candle snuffer.

Tea light Candles

  • Tea lights burn about 2.5 – 3 hours according to our burn tests.
  • They are meant to burn continuously until depleted
  • Always burn them in their heat resistant container

Votive Candles

  • Always burn them in a heat resistant container that is larger than the votive.
  • They are designed to burn completely and will not contain their wax pool

Pillar Candles

  • Keep the wick trimmed to ¼ inch to prevent soot.
  • Ensure that the candle is clean and doesn’t gather soot or dust. You can clean it with a towel if required.
  • Your candle should burn evenly across the top. Burn it one hour for each inch of diameter or until the wax pool extends from edge to edge. For example: a 2 inch candle should burn for 2 hours and a 3 inch candle should burn for at least 3 hours.