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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)

Wow thank you Bees! We're so impressed with how quickly you work from S Eyland

- we arrived home 30mins ago and the light of our life was there on the verandah! Queen B candles burning as we speak. zzzz you

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The Sun-Herald S MagazineThe Sun-Herald S Magazine Oct 2008

e happy Long known for producing some of the most coveted candles in the business, Queen B (aka Cate Burton) is forever buzzing with new ideas. Among her latest is this 12cm beehive design. All Queen BŐs candles are made using 100 per cent beeswax which is evident from the slightly sweet, honey aroma they give off when lit.

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Waxing Lyrical

The Price of PerfectionThe Price of Perfection

Beeswax as a raw material costs around 50 times the price of paraffin at a wholesale level... then again one is an aromatic, naturopathic, non-toxic wax and the other is a by-product of petroleum refining.

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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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15cm Solid Pillar x 615cm Solid Pillar x 6
Enjoy 15% off when you purchase 6 Queen B pure beeswax, 15cm solid pillar candles. Beautiful, non-toxic, bee-created candlelight to light up your life.

Another 100% Australian made, hand poured, pure beeswax beauty from Queen B... unsurpassed in quality.

Dimensions: 15cm (H) x 4cm (W)

Burn time: around 40 hours

Cost: 63 cents per hour (of Queen B, pure Australian beeswax, natural honey aroma-ed, ionising, ambience-creating candlelight)

Enjoy the natural honey aroma and beautiful golden flame.

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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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