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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)

"Many thanks for my recent order" from S.Neilson

Many thanks for my recent order of beautiful bee glassware and tea lights, what a beautiful gift to myself!!!

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Media

Domain (SMH)Domain (SMH) Jul 2004

rn Candles Attention, discerning candle fiends. Queen Bs beautifully packaged candles, made from Australian beeswax, fill the air with a light scent of honey. Each piece from tall, skinny altar candles to squat, five-wick pillars that will burn for more than 200 hours is handpainted and hand- carved.

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Waxing Lyrical

Why we don't use paraffinWhy we don't use paraffin

As a toxic product, paraffin is shipped to the candle factory with a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Concerningly, the MSDS says that when handling paraffin (and this is while it is in an ‘inert’ –unlit – form) you need to wear gloves, a lab coat, goggles and a respirator!

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Blog

Shipping update for Christmas orders from Cate Burton at 2:48pm on 15 December
My phone has been ringing all day with customers wanting to know whether they'll get their orders if they order today, so I thought I'd just let you know the current state of affairs.

We're dispatching orders within 1 day of receiving them (often quicker). Based on past experience, delivery times are as follows:

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Featured

Jam Jar tealight refills - 10 refill candlesJam Jar tealight refills - 10 refill candles
Pure beeswax refill candles for Jam Jar tealight candles.

Got the pack of Jam Jar tealights and now just needing more beeswax tealight candle goodness to refill the jars?... this is the one for you.

Each pack contains 10 x Jam Jar tealight refill candles.

Burn time: 4 - 5 hours each

These candles must be used in the specific size of jam jar sold in the Jam Jar tealight pack.  No bigger.  No smaller.

Our Jam Jar Tealights are used to light the Greenhouse by Joost enviro-restaurants.

Each tealight contains around 6,000 scales of wax made by bees... the work of around 1,000 bees in each tea light.

If you are looking for a completely natural tealight candle that burns clean and long, this is the one for you.  Perfect for oil burners or long parties!

Queen B's 100% pure beeswax tealights burn without smoking.

To reuse the glass jars, simply flick out the metal sustainer and pop in a new tealight.  To clean the jars use hot, soapy water.

NOTE: Tealight candles (ours or any others) are designed to be burned in a single sitting (it's a complex relationship between the size of the wick and the size of the candle and the wick needing enough time to burn out to the edge of the cup - to consume all of the wax - before it burns down to the base of the holder).  Please take this into account when using your jam jar tealights.

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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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