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Welcome to the Hive
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.
The parcel arrived yesterday – beautifully wrapped and well presented. I love the blue – the girls in the office were going ooooh ahhhhh too.
Grazia - Jan 2009 Jan 2009
Candles are one of life's little pleasures. Queen B creates hand-poured and handrolled beauties that are individually painted. Owner Cate Burton uses beeswax (instead of the usual paraffin) because it is a natural air purifier that doesn't drip or smoke and has a light honey scent. (The shop also sells "make your own" kits for your inner crafter.
The discovery of petroleum in Burma in the 1850s transformed candle-making. The crude oil was processed to produce four products: benzene (a volatile liquid marketed as a leather and furniture cleaner), kerosene (an oil for lamps and stoves), paraffin (a solid wax for candle production) anda heavy lubricating oil.
In 1870 only 12% of candles were made from paraffin, but just 30 years later that figure had climbed to 90%.
Kinfolk dinner – and simple steps to create the look from Cate Burton at 2:18pm on 21 July
Round votive refill
Burn time: 15 hours each