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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)

"now I only use your candles" from G James

I first found your website a few years ago, when I was looking for natural candles. The page titled "Why we don't use paraffin" was an eye opener for me, so now I only use your candles. I have them in our accommodation cottage and meditation room on the property. I am very happy with the brass winkies!

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Media

Manly DailyManly Daily Dec 2009

Candles and Christmas are synonymous, and as a result North Head's popular Queen B candle workshop has moved to Brookvale and increased its product range just in time for the festive season. A unique, small business concept, conceived by former lawyer, banking and business strategist Cate Burton, Queen B - also known as "the Hive" - produces handpainted beeswax pillar candles, tea lights, votive candles and honeycomb taper candles, along with fun candle- making kits for the kids.

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Waxing Lyrical

Destruction of peat forests in Indonesia for palm oil plantationsDestruction of peat forests in Indonesia for palm oil plantations

As said by the Sydney Morning Herald, “Clearing peat forests has made Indonesia the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitter, sending more than 3000-million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere a year. It is driven by greed, with palm oil and timber barons lining the pockets of officials from Kalimantan to Jakarta”.*

*“Up in the Trees, the Boss hangs on for a Miracle”, Mark Forbes Indonesia Correspondent Kalimantan. Sydney Morning Herald, 1 Dec 2007

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Blog

There’s no such thing as FREE shipping! from Cate Burton at 10:07pm on 3 May
For years now I've been reading“research” showing that when you offer “free” shipping your online sales increase exponentially… and for years I've been resisting because ultimately there is no such thing as free shipping, it is simply built into the cost of a product and I haven't wanted to put our prices up.

However, we're redoing our website at the moment and I'm doing my head in a little over this one. We either need to double Queen B sales in the next 12 months (low margin x twice the sales = covering costs) or put our prices up. So, I thought I'd turn the question over to you guys.

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Featured

Seraphina - 10cm mediumSeraphina - 10cm medium
This art deco design features a repeating wing pattern in metallic bronze on the outside beeswax wrap of the candle.

Designed to burn down inside the beeswax wrap giving a beautiful lantern effect, this pure beeswax candle is hand-rolled and hand finished.  Each candle an individual work of art

Dimensions: 10cm x 9cm

Burn Time: +/-50 hours

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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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