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  • They say that "good things come in small packages"

    ... and so it is that today we're launching 2 new products in our ever extending range of pure Australian beeswax tealight candles - 4-5hr tealights (clear cups) - pack of 5 and 8-9hr tealights (clear cups) - pack of 5.

    We're also excited to finally (after a year of packaging disasters!) have our box of 8 Jam Jar Tealights with 8 jars back on the shelves in brand, spanking new Queen B packaging! (that's probably not that exciting for you but if you knew what we'd been through to get here you'd be very excited too)!

    To celebrate their launch we've got all 3 products at 10% off until 11.59pm tomorrow night (3rd November 2014).

    100% pure beeswax tealight candles in clear cups - a great sustainable gift idea 4-5hr Tealights in clear cups - Box of 5
    pure beeswax tlite candles in clear cups 8-9hr Tealights in clear cups - Box of 5
    Pure beeswax tlite candles in glass jam jars Jam Jar Tealight Pack - 8 Jars + 8 candles


    With our new 5 packs of tealights in clear cups and our extensive range of gorgeous candleholders (many of which retail for $15 and under) you'll have most of your Christmas gifts sorted for under $40.

    With our pack of 8 Jam Jar tealights (all with jars) the table decorations and ambience for your next dinner party is all taken care of.  If you've got a larger event or wedding planned or a larger space to light, remember we now have longer burning Jam Jar tealights available (with 6+ hrs of burning) in a bulk pack of 60 candles.

  • Longer burning Jam Jar Tealights

    The Short Story

    Guy obsessed with jam jars zero waste, off the grid restaurant + girl obsessed with beeswax (that's me!) =  Jam Jar Tealights (5+ hr burn time)

    Guy obsessed with quality + high end French restaurant + (slightly older) girl obsessed with beeswax = Longer burning Jam Jar Tealights (6+hrs)

    Happily it seems that there are other guys and girls that were also wanting refillable tealights in jam jars as they're one of our most popular products.  And now, for all of you with longer staying power we've got pure beeswax Jam Jar Tealight candles that will go the full distance in a Party Pack of 60 candles.

    The End

    Guillaume use pure beeswax jam jar tealights from Queen B for the best burning beeswax candles on the market Image thanks to Julie Gibbs (Lantern - Penguin Books)


    The Longer Story

    If I went through our product list at Queen B many of the products have been developed as a solution for a client and then become an integral part of our range.  Our pure beeswax tealight candles were originally developed for Macro Wholefoods because the only other manufacturer of "beeswax" tealights used macadamia nut oil in all his candles.  The Eco Bulb was done in collaboration with Joost and later used by the World Wildlife Fund for their Earth Hour campaign.   Our Hurricane candles were designed for the inaugural official Earth Hour launch event held on windy shores at Lady Macquarie's Chair.  Our Bee Lights were developed for a Greek Orthodox Church customer.  The Jam Jar Tealights were made to solve the lighting at the Greenhouse sustainable restaurant as they had no artificial lighting.  And the list goes on.

    And so it was that a few months ago we were approached by Guillaume Brahimi who was getting ready to open Guillaume in Paddington.  They wanted to use our Jam Jar Tealights and liked the size of the jar but needed them to burn for an hour longer.  A couple of frustrating, production issues months later and they're in use, thoroughly tested ready to light up all of those summer weddings, events and parties that need candlelight that will go the extra distance - from before the first guests arrive until after Cinderella leaves the ball.

    See, wasn't that long after all!

    If you've used our jam jar tealights, tell us what you love about them most in the comments section below and we'll send a free Jam Jar Tealight Pack (2 jars + 8 candles) to the winning comment.  Winner drawn at 5pm tomorrow - Tuesday, 28th October 2014.

    Queen B taper candles and jam jar beeswax tealight candles Photograph courtesy of a customer

    Looking forward to lighting up your summer (and your autumn and winter and spring),

    Cate xx

  • Hot Shots from Hive Warming

    On Thursday 14th July (Bastille Day) we had our second Hive Warming party.  It was a beautiful night... recipe below:

    * light over 150 Queen B pure beeswax candles
    * prepare food for slow cookers:
    - Creamy Vegetable & Almond Korma
    - Lamb Tagine with Harissa and Green Olives
    - Chorizo, Chilli & Bean Stew
    - Beef, Date and Spinach Tagine
    * prepare drinks:
    - hot apple cider
    - hot Maxwell spiced mead
    - Beez Neez beer
    - rose, red wine, white wine, mineral water

    Prepare ingredients.  Mix with dear friends, favourite customers, retailers and media... et voila!






























    Lighting her up










    Just one word of warning...

    As we were throwing the roller door open for the night, I went to Bunnings and bought a couple of braziers and goodies for a couple of open fires for everyone to stay warm around... only problem... seems that Bunnings are selling an illegal product and the Fire Department hadn't bothered to tell them.


    I am usually a massive fan of Firies, Ambo's, Police etc.  It think they generally do a really thankless job for relatively little pay, but I have to say that this bunch were rude and obnoxious.  Unfortunately they deemed that our brazier (surrounded by 100 square meters of concrete) was way to dangerous and we were made to put them out.  Wouldn't want to be the Bunnings buyer in charge of that department tomorrow.

    Thankfully the lights were consistent with Bastille Day.


    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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