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  • How to celebrate the Queen's birthday?… with a tea(light candles) sale

    Winter finally seems to have finally got her claws into Sydney, the cold and grey days brightened by the number of candles lit at the hive.  It's a lucky fortune, I realise, that we get to light such magnificence daily and it's a lucky fortune that I love to share.  As you may have noticed, I've also been pondering gratitude, generosity, gift giving, card writing and all those wonderful things recently because I have a lot of it in my life.

    Putting all of it together, I decided that one of the keys to spreading the light, brightening up the short winter days was to do an uber special, Queen B's Long Weekend Sale.  All offers are open until midnight on 10th June 2014.  And I've also been giving some thought as to how you can share the light without breaking the bank and came up with a few ideas on that front too.  So, here we go.

    Firstly, the most popular candles in our range - our pure beeswax tealight candles.  We've got the following special offers:

    Queen B beeswax candles don't bumble beeswax

    Secondly, my favourite candles in our range - our Bee Light candles.  I often send these out as a random gifts of light packaged in a brown envelope (as you see below)… I've loaded them up with an option INCLUDING SHIPPING for an additional $3  (i.e. our usual $11 flat rate shipping for orders <$100, free for orders over $100 doesn't apply).  So you can order away to your hearts content and we can ship directly to the lucky recipient.  Tick "this is a gift" when you're checking out and tell us what to write on the card and we'll do everything.  For the next 3 days we're doing these at 10% off so we'll pay the shipping cost for you.

    Ensure a happy flame with your beeswax candles with these bee lights

    And as a final addition to the plethora of queenie b's day long weekend specials, I came up with a way of sharing pure beeswax tealight love at a lower cost.  Why not buy a bulk carton of tealight candles and put together your own smaller packs.  I've loaded up an option to purchase the sinamay bags we use with a swing tag for $2.00 each. Buy a bulk carton of tealights.  Grab a few bags.  Use some of the tealights for yourself and give some as gifts.

    sustainable packaging with queen b beeswax candles for a happy flame


    That's all for now folks :-)

    I hope you're having a gorgeous long weekend and hope that we'll be lighting up the long nights for you through winter.

    Cate xx

  • 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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