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Queen B (the person)Welcome to Queen B and our world of pure Australian beeswax candles... hand-made with care for you and your environment.

Queen B candles are individually made from 100% pure Australian beeswax and pure cotton wick. They are free from paraffin, soy, palm, fragrances and scents. Read more about why on the pages under the Why Beeswax menu in the top banner.

Treat yourself, your environment and the people you love with the natural honey aroma and pure golden light of pure Australian beeswax candles from Queen B.


Letters from Lovers (of Queen B candles)

We made the candles on Friday last week - the class had a ball. from S Lilley

Thank you so very much for sending the beeswax sheets and wick so quickly. We made the candles on Friday last week - the class had a ball. I was working in a jewish orthodox school so candles have a special place in the children's lives. I have forwarded your business details to other teachers at the school so they can have the same fun we did.

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201003 - Wentworth Courier201003 - Wentworth Courier Mar 2010

As people around the world switch off their lights for Earth Hour, they often light candles. But those candles might not be as environmentally friendly an option as you might think, as most o the world's candles are made with either paraffin, soy or palm oil. Paraffin is made from petroleum, and soy oil undergoes a hydrogenation process that creates toxins that are burnt with the candle, while palm oil comes from plantations in South-East Asia that have taken land that used to be rainforests.

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Waxing Lyrical

The Price of PerfectionThe Price of Perfection

Beeswax as a raw material costs around 50 times the price of paraffin at a wholesale level... then again one is an aromatic, naturopathic, non-toxic wax and the other is a by-product of petroleum refining.

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Launch of Dinosaur Designs Atelier range of Queen B candles from Cate Burton at 1:41pm on 21 October
A creative collaborationis in some ways like giving birth (although the pain is rather more cerebral!)… you have to findthe right partner, with similar values. It's best if you each bring different, although compatible, strengths to the relationship. There's a process of getting to know one another and, if it is a good partnership, the alchemy where 1+1=3. You get better at it with time. And then you decide to create something that is in and of your joint DNA, that hopefully you'll love (!!!). I guess that's where I'll leave the analogy because it the product world there is also the process of rejecting things you don't like along the way and trial and error and, well, that's just a conversation we don't need to have on a beeswax candle blog!

Which brings me to the point of this post which is the announcement of our new Dinosaur Designs Atelier range – a joint collaboration with Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, the talented duo behindDinosaur Designs.

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Dinosaur Designs - Boulders - SmallDinosaur Designs - Boulders - Small
Design duo Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy from Dinosaur Designs collaborated with Queen B to create this very limited edition pure beeswax candle featuring one of their iconic rock prints in black.

What do you get when you cross a dinosaur with a bee?... something truly extraordinary!

Dimensions: approx 10cm (H) x 9cm (W)

Burn Time: approx 50 hours

Economics: 61 cents per hour of natural honey aroma-ed, air ionising, ambient, small Australian manufacturer and beekeeper supporting candlelight... hand-rolled right here in Australia. 

Note: this candle is designed for longer burning (ie generally over 3 hours). If you continually burn the candle for shorter periods, the candle will not burn all the way out to its wrap. Luckily it's a natural ioniser, so you can leaving it burning and it will be purifying the air you breathe whilst you enjoy it's natural honey aroma!

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Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.
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