For Brian Howell, owning a business has been a way of life since he was twelve. In 1992, Brian established The Bee Man Candle Co. from one of his childhood hobbies, beeswax candle making. Prior to his experience making candles, Brian rasied his own honey bees and produced his own honey. He received his first 3 beehives as payment for a summer of hard work as an apprentice to Walter, a local beekeeper and candle maker. That summer, Brian assisted Walter in maintaining 150 beehives, trimming and wicking candles, and selling candles and honey at craft shows.
After this indispensable experience, the young entrepreneur began researching the bee and candle making industries. Inspired by traditional methods of beeswax candle making, Brian developed his own techniques to create beautiful, hand-crafted beeswax candles. Upon entering high school, Brian sold his candles and honey at local craft and gift shows. By 15, he distributed his products throughout the finest gift stores in the Northeast.
The company evolved into a family-run business as Brian continued his studies in college. Since graduation, the company has expanded with distribution all over the United States, Bermuda, England, and Puerto Rico. With respect to tradition, every candle is hand-crafted using 100% pure beeswax. Beeswax is naturally smokeless, dripless, and burns brighter and longer than other candles!