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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)

This gift was a Valentine's thought from my husband. from L Townsend

I am very pleased to let you know, that the beautiful Honey Aroma-ed Queen B candles in Frosted glass along with the Porcelain Dome- Morning Glory burner and tea lights are extremely beautiful. arrived to-day, very pleased with the packaging and postage time.

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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

"the greatest threat facing the Amazon is the production of soy" Greenpeace"the greatest threat facing the Amazon is the production of soy" Greenpeace

According to a report by Greenpeace*, “The Amazon

Rainforest is the largest expanse of tropical rainforest in the world, but it is disappearing at an alarming rate – since the 1970s, an area of rainforest the size of California has been lost. Few people today realize that the greatest threat facing the Amazon is the production of soy”.

*Greenpeace, “Nothing YUMmy About Amazon Destruction”, 18 May 2006

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Kinfolk dinner – and simple steps to create the look from Cate Burton at 2:18pm on 21 July


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Personalised Candle - Number 2Personalised Candle - Number 2
Put this in your cart for any personalised candle with the number '2' to be painted on it.

1. then pick from the following designs and write it in the comments field on checkout:
- roses
- lavender
- fireworks
- geometric curves
- lovers
- solid colour
- ocean
- horizontal stripes
- bunches of flowers
- vertical stripes
- their name

If you want the design painted in any particular colour, please let us know in the comments field on checkout.

2. On the other side of the candle we'll write a personal note in calligraphy, so please let us know the name of who the candle is for and the name/s of who it is from.  The note will be along the following lines:

" Dear [tell us their name]
With love from [tell us who it is from]

Our default colour for number candles is black (because the outline of the numbers is black). If you want it done in any other colour, please let us know in the comments field on checkout.

Your message can be up to 8 words included in the price. You can give us those details in the Comments field when you're doing the Checkout.  Of course we can paint longer messages but then you'll need to add additional 'Calligraphy per word' to your cart.

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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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