FAQ

What is the difference between paraffin and beeswax candles?

Paraffin wax candles make up 95% of the world's candle production. However, paraffin is a petroleum by-product that requires additional chemicals to harden and scent it. Paraffin releases toxins as it burns, evidenced by the black soot paraffin candles produce.

Beeswax candles are clean burning, with virtually no smoke or soot. Beeswax actually pulls toxins and odors out of the air, rather than pollute like paraffin. It burns longer and brighter with a drip less and scentless aspect.

 

What are the benefits of beeswax candles?

Beeswax is a clean burning and long lasting product. They are a natural air purifier that produces a brighter flame and drip less candle. Specifically, our candles are smokeless, drip less, and scentless.

 

How do you make your beeswax candles?

Our candles are handmade by hand dipping or hand pouring into our personalized molds.

 

Do your candles have a scent?

All of our candles are NOT artificially scented. Our beeswax candles have the natural scent of honey and our bayberry candles have the natural scent of the bayberry plant.

 

Do beeswax candles really burn longer?

Yes. Beeswax is a long burning, natural wax. However, keep in mind, the burn time of a beeswax candle can be affected by the ambient temperature of the room.

 

What is the white film on my candle?

The white film on the candle is called Bloom. Bloom is the dull “finish” that appears on the surface of beeswax. It is caused by the softer oils in the wax coming to the surface. It is not harmful and can easily be removed with warm air of a dryer or buffing with your hand. When using a blow dryer, keep the dryer at a distance to prevent the melting of the wax. Some clients actually prefer the bloom on their beeswax candles.

 

My beeswax pillar burned a tunnel down the middle of the candle. What happened?

Beeswax pillars need to be burned for at least 3 hours to form a pool of wax the width of the candle. Many customers ask if they should fold the outer wax into the melted wax when a pillar burns straight in the center. We suggest you fold a little bit of wax at a time, since the candle will burner brighter and the wax will burn faster. Be conscience that a large flame may indicate the candle wick needs to be trimmed. 

 

What is the correct way to put out a candle?

The proper way to extinguish a candle flame is to use a candle snuffer. You place the snuffer on top of the flame without pushing the wick into the wax. A snuffer can be purchased at many retail stores and candle stores. If you do not own a candle snuffer, place your hand behind the flame and blow. Your hand will minimize the sparks from traveling in the air.

 

I am interested in selling your product in my store. How do I go about doing this? 

We can register you as a wholesale client and provide you with more information by contacting us at (315) 875-5382. 

 

What can I use beeswax blocks for?

Beeswax blocks are commonly used to polish or fill a scratch on furniture, waterproof shoes, leather, or wooden products or a lubricant on sleds, skis, and snowboards. It can also be used for crafts, like making candles or soaps.

 

Do you have your own beehives?

No, the Bee Man Candle Company no longer has its own hives. However, we work very closely with beekeepers in Madison County to obtain our honey.

 

If I have a bee problem, can I call you?

We are not equipped to help you with hives or bees; however, here are two resources you can use in Madison County:

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County                           Empire State Honey Producers

Web: www.madisoncountycce.org                                                    Web: www.eshpa.org

Telephone: (315) 684-3001                                                           Telephone: (585) 732-2870

 

What is raw honey?

Raw honey is the most original sweet liquid that honeybees produce from the concentrated nectar of flowers. Collected straight from the extractor; it is totally unheated, unpasteurized, unprocessed honey. Raw honey is the most natural form you can get without going straight into the hive.

 

What is the difference between store honey and local honey?

Store honey is artificial processed and stripped of the nutritional benefits. For the most natural form, raw and unprocessed honey is the way to go. Raw honey can be found at many bee farms in your local area or The Bee Man Candle Company.

 

What is varietal honey?

Varietal honey is honey made predominantly from the nectar of a single type of flower. Beekeepers pull the honey from the hive when a specific flower is in bloom, for an unusual, unique taste and color compared to regular Wildflower honey.

For any additional questions, please contact us.

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