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  • Private buying night/party at Queen B

    This is just a post to put out there to gauge if there is any interest...

    I had a customer email me the other night to ask me if I had thought of doing Queen B 'parties' in people's homes.  Thanks Karen.  To be honest, I have thought about it, and I've even done a few for friends, but so much of what we do is brought to life by being at the hive... doing the honey tasting... seeing how we clean the wax and the difference between what we buy (and what 100% of other beeswax candlemakers use) and the dirt we get out of it and the resultant clean wax.

    I have (over)thought every aspect of Queen B.  From the wick (don't mention the wick testing!), to the recycled elemental chlorine free cardboard packaging printed with soy ink by the only family owned ISO blah blah certified environmental printer (based in Sydney).  The natural, biodegradeable sinamay bags.  The beautiful new cardboard tube packaging we're having made in Melbourne because I lost my cool with the 8th company that I called trying to source cardboard tube packaging only to be told that they weren't interested in making them as small as we wanted them.  Every part of it has a story.  A lot of blood, sweat, tears, frustration, laughter, passion etc.  You get the picture.

    Anyhoo (best said with a Scottish accent), so I emailed Karen back and she came back with the idea of me doing private parties at Queen B.  I host.  I'll make a wine contribution and provide glasses.  You provide interested friends & colleagues.  You get to buy at factory prices.  No free tupperware for the organiser, just the knowledge that you made a difference both to your friends and to Queen B.  And we'll like you, a lot, for a long time.  We may even send you something lovely and random just because we like you a lot.

    I am happy to do it any night of the week, or on a Sunday.  Yes, men are welcome and in my experience, men love Queen B candles because they aren't mauve and lavender scented (or any other feral scent for that matter).  We're the Brut of candles.  Burning a Queen B candle has the Lynx effect.

    If you are interested in coming down for your own private buying night at Queen B, please pop me an email.  Rather than put my email address here for the bots to find, you can go to our Contact Page and pop me an email that way or email queenb[at]

    Cate xx

    You can see all the candles we currently have available in our Christmas range on our website.

    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, tealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

  • Queen B Giveaway - Earth Hour photo competition

    We're kicking off the Queen B Giveaway bonanza with an Earth Hour photographic giveaway (see earlier post on The Design Files for more about why we're doing this).

    Simply capture a few photographs from your Earth Hour activities candlelit by Queen B candles (yes, I can tell the difference between a Queen B candle versus other toxic candles because a beeswax candle has a more golden light)! Upload your photographs to our Facebook fan page (click the Facebook link in the right hand column or go to

    Princess Bee and I will pick a winner who will receive $200 worth of Queen B candles (we'll pick those too)!



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