This isn't a one man show. Far from it, in fact. There's me, Danny -- I shape the wax and send it off to you, and the bees, they do all of the real work. One bee has to consume around 6-8 pounds of honey to produce 1 pound of wax.
The bees make it. I shape it. You...take it? (I tried.)
Since I was a teenager, I was obsessed with beeswax candles when I got my very first one that was in the shape of a beautiful pine cone. I became infatuated with the purifying properties and with the soft honey scent that these candles carry. I started making them as a hobby for personal use and to give away as gifts. Since they were for me personally, and those dear to me, I set out to find the best quality of wax. The wax with the sweetest aromatic hint of honey, triple filtered to give that warm, bright glow. I contacted the beekeeping associations near me to search out all of the bee keepers in New Jersey in an attempt to find the best wax. In a state known as The Garden State, the bees around here do not disappoint with the wax that they produce. Many other beeswax candles listed out there for a cheap price are usually machine made or mixed with a cheaper wax. All of my beeswax is obtained directly from the source; from a few local beekeepers here in the heart of South Jersey, 100% organic and natural.
My 'workshop' -- where the magic happens.
Chiseling down a 16 pound block of raw beeswax by yours truly
Melting down the beeswax fills the room with an aroma of sweet, warm honey
Crafting a beeswax candle is a delicate process. Attention to detail is required at every step; the temperature of the wax, the temperature of the room, the temperature of the wax at pour, and the quality of the wax itself. Some of these details can be missed in mass production. I personally hand-pour every single candle out of my home, with attention given to each candle. As a firm believer in protecting the Earth and supporting local businesses, I'm happy to support the beekeepers around South Jersey. By buying their beeswax and honey, we're doing our part in supporting them as well as the endangered bee population.