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  • Harnessing the talent within

    We know from experience you're a talented bunch so we thought we'd try to harness some of that photographic talent.  To be honest, we're also stretched thin and we really just need help :-)

    If you've ever ordered from us online, you would have received a copy of our educational information cards.  Well they're about to run out so we're going to do an overhaul.  In particular, this time I would like to do one which shows some of the imaginative ways of using Bee Lights.  I often speak to customers who don't use them because they don't know what to burn them in... and that's a crying shame as I think they're one of the most beautiful things we make.

    So, they say that a picture speaks a thousand words!  Let's show them the million things you can use as a Bee Light candleholder.

    Any photographs chosen to go on our new printed info cards will receive a $200 gift voucher to buy any candles they want from Queen B online.  Grab your iPhone or your camera, fire up your Bee Lights and your imagination and send through your results!

    Entries open: NOW!

    Entries close: 11th August (that's 2 weeks away)

    Entries via: either post them on our Facebook page or post on Instagram and tag @queenbcandles

    Stuff to know: By entering you expressly give us permission to use your image in social media and online (that's pretty obvious given you would have posted it online!) and we undertake that anywhere that we use the image we will credit you as the photographer (unless you say you don't want us to)!  For the images used on the printed info cards we will most likely not credit photographers as it can make things look cluttered and messy given the images will be quite small. Here are a few of the idea I had when I first photographed them (you'll see why I need help with the photography)!

    For a light brighter than the northern light burn Queen B beeswax Bee Light candles

    For a brighter light than the northern light burn beeswax Bee Light candles

    Pure beeswax candles Bee Lights from Queen B

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  • A little 'light' relief for a Monday morning

    One of the wonderful things about having a Sunday/Monday as your weekend is that you don't have to go to work on Monday's.  It's a great time to catch up on things when they're quiet.

    Today I've promised myself I'll clear my inbox, which seems to be never-ending because I keep getting distracted :-).  One lovely distraction was a beautiful photograph sent to me by stylist, Meagan O'Donoghue from The Style Palette Co.  I'm always amazed by the talents of our customers.  You're really quite an extraordinary bunch going about your lives choosing to make a difference.  It shouldn't surprise me given what we do, but it does and it is a constant delight.

    Anyway, Meagan took a gorgeous photograph of our Mini-Marilyn Bee Light holders with a couple of Bee Lights.  And the thing that struck me as I was deleting volumes of administrative emails was just how simple the candles and the holders are but how nature is so beautiful that you don't need to fussy it up.

    brass candleholder with pure beeswax taper dinner candles Mini-Marilyn brass candle holders with Bee Lights

    So in the spirit of making it a wonderful day, we're doing a Monday offer today - 20% off Brass Mini-Marilyn candleholders and 20% off the Pack of 10 Bee Lights.  It's spontaneous and open until midnight tonight only.

    I can say hand on heart that our Bee Lights will blow your socks off when they're lit.  They are the ultimate testament to the brilliance of nature (and why we are so thorough with our wick testing)!!  They burn for 3 or so hours each (that's several nights of lighting them during dinner from every candle) and they don't drip if they are out of a breeze.

    And just in case you don't think that I practice what I preach, here's a view from where I'm sitting right now!!  I did consider replacing the 2 in the background with new candles but decided that it was better just to be completely authentic.  This is how I stay calm on a Monday in the face of 553 unread emails!

    I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

    Over and out.

    Cate xx

    light a candle to keep your brain calm and relaxed on a busy day "It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness" Chinese Proverb
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  • Our biggest overhaul in 9 years... with never seen before special offers

    I can honestly say that this is one of my most exciting posts in years... we've given the Queen B brand a smart new look and we've overhauled some of our packaging.  Back in my corporate days I was used to having a marketing team, advertising agency, design agency (yes, they're different!), Global Brand Team, brand bible and a pretty hefty budget to keep things looking fresh.  At Queen B there's, well... me taking on these various roles (although for this overhaul I did engage a snappy young designer to help).   Whilst the process was, let's say, time consuming, at times traumatic, and expensive (we've had it all printed in Australia, with soy ink, on 100% recycled, FSC certified card!), I am absolutely delighted with the results.

    So, with no further ado... drum roll... I launch our new look and some of our new packaging... with a few never seen before offers to help us clear the shelves of the existing packaging which has served us well until now. [Because we hate wastage, the new packaging look is being rolled out as and when we run out of existing packaging, so this will take a little time].

    The first piece of packaging to get the overhaul was our tealight boxes.  To help us roll out the new look as quickly as possible, we're offering Buy 2 Get 1 Free on our Box of 9 x 4-5 hour Beeswax Tealight Candles and our Box of 9 x 8-9 hour Beeswax Tealight candles in the 'old' packaging.  Simply place your order online and write Buy 2 Get 1 Free in the Comments field as you check out.  Available until we run out of existing stock... or 72 hours... whichever happens first!  We'll keep you updated on Facebook.

    beeswax tea light candles are long burning and natural for your eco wedding or event Queen B pure beeswax tealight candles... now with a fabulous new look

    Our second piece of packaging to get a whole new look is our Jam Jar Tealights packaging.  While we tested the popularity of the product (it is overwhelming!) we were using a box bought 'off the shelf'.  With it's popularity cementing its position in the Queen B range, we have been able to design and print our own packaging and best of all the cost is around half of what we were paying.  We're also getting the jam jars in such huge quantities now that their cost is also around 30% down.  And the good news is that that has allowed us to lower the price of the 2 Jars + 8 candles to $24.95 (which is almost 20% off the previous price) and we've created a new box of refills -  10 Jam Jar Tealight Refills for a smashing $24.95.  To help us roll out the new look as quickly as possible, we're offering Buy 2 Get 1 Free on our Jam Jar Tealight Candles (box of 8 candles with 2 jam jars) and our Jam Jar Tealight Refills (box of 15 refills) in the 'old' packaging.  [Note the Box of 15 refills will be gone once we've sold this stock... replaced by the box of 10 refills].  Simply place your order online and write Buy 2 Get 1 Free in the Comments field as you check out.  Available until we run out of existing stock... or 72 hours... whichever happens first!  We'll keep you updated on Facebook.

    Pure bee wax tea light candles in glass mason jam jars for your eco wedding or event Queen B pure beeswax Jam Jar tealight candles in glass jars... now with a fabulous new look

     

    That's the end of the special offers, but not the end of our new look packaging.  We've also got 3 new Point of Sale boxes for our retailers to sell Queen B bee created light by the individual candles... available at quality retail stores soon!

    beeswax dinner candle tapers Lovely new point of sale packaging for individual sale of Queen B pure beeswax candles

     

    pure bee wax long burning tealight candles in clear cups for your eco wedding or sustainable event Pure beeswax tealight candles in clear cups - buy 1 or buy the whole lot!

    Please note that the special offers are our way of thanking your for "Liking" us on Facebook and/or subscribing to our newsletter and/or getting our blog feed.  The offer is only available if you write "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" in the Comments field on check out and only available while stock lasts or for 72 hours.

    We'd love your feedback on the new look and packaging if you have any thoughts.

    Warmest everything

    Cate xx

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