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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.

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Letters from Lovers (of Queen B candles)

It's an amazing experience to make your own little tealights. The process of melting the beeswax an from J Van Der Schoot

Hi Queen B. I have sent you an email before saying thankyou for your beautiful tealights. But just wanted to thank you again for being solely responsible for starting me on my own candle making journey. It's an amazing experience to make your own little tealights. The process of melting the beeswax and pouring it out of my teapot is so therapeutic. I am now hooked to your gorgeous little jam jar tealights aswell! Before experiencing your candles i honestly had no idea at how awful the average candle was. My husband bought me a christmas candle a few years back and it was very pretty to look at but i couldn't burn it because it would smoke out the room and actually left black soot all over my windows and walls! He now knows not to bother buying me any candles unless the are from you. I know you must get lots of emails like this but i just had to write to you again. I never knew how much joy something so simple as a candle could bring to me and my home. So thankyou (again!) Lots of love to everyone at the hive of Queen B.

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Media

201103 - SMH Good Living201103 - SMH Good Living Mar 2011

Terry Durack, Restaurant Review Flavour of the month "Corn, not porn." "Roll my oats." "It's all about the soil." The messages scrawled over the recycled t-shirts worn by staff at Sydney's newest pop-up restaurant are relentlessly on- message. Greenhouse practically appeared overnight on the water's edge in The Rocks and is currently scheduled to disappear at the end of this month.

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Waxing Lyrical

Recent research on the toxicity of burning paraffin candlesRecent research on the toxicity of burning paraffin candles

According to recent research by Ruhullah Massoudi and Amid Hamidi, scientists from South Carolina State University, "Each time a candle is burned, if it is paraffin, which is basically petroleum-based, it provides really nasty chemicals in the emissions". As part of the research, candles were burned in a special chamber with the contents of the smoke monitored and measured. They found that benzene, toluene and ketones were present in the smoke.* The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that benzene and toluene are probable human carcinogens.

*Benzene has been linked to bone marrow failure disorders like aplastic anaemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and acute lymphocytic leukaemia. Toluene and ketones are associated with asthma and birth defects.

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Blog

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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Featured

Honeycomb - 15cm medium barrelHoneycomb - 15cm medium
Our heavenly Honeycomb design, hand rolled from 100% pure beeswax will highlight any eco friendly home.

This iconic Honeycomb design, reflects the true brilliance of a honey bee.

The geometric hexagon design, is the most efficient shape for the bees' living and storing of food.

Our Honeycomb range will undoubtedly illuminate any room in the house, office or retail area.

Great for a gift for a loved one, corporate gift or just a special treat for yourself!

Dimensions: approx 15cm (H) x 8cm (W)

Burn Time: 90 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. Our honeycomb range can be combined with any other design and looks stunning!

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Queen B

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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