About us

The story behind The wild bee honey company.

The Wild Bee Honey Company is a woman-owned business based in the UK. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I bought 6 beehives as a way to reconnect with nature and to help increase the near native British black bee population that is currently in decline. 


Having always loved candles and wax melts, I started to experiment by making some of my own using the beeswax produced by my very own bees. I’m passionate about sustainability so all of my products are made with the finest ingredients.


Currently my candles and melts are made with artificial fragrance oils to produce the most loved scents, however a range of essential oil candle and wax melts will be coming soon. Today, I’m currently developing a range of delicate soaps made of beeswax and essential oils, and I hope to launch a range of body creams and lip balms in the future. 


As a note to my customers, you can rest assured knowing that your purchase supports our beloved bee population while also positively impacting the environment through sustainable practices.

What is Beeswax?

Bees are extraordinary little creatures, and the beeswax they produce is just one of the many reasons they are so impressive. While it's commonly understood that bees make honey, you may be surprised to know that beeswax and honey are interconnected - you literally cannot have one with the other.


Beeswax is a natural substance secreted by bees as they digest honey. It's then used to build their honeycombs and is the key to how bees build such strong, protective homes. As the bees produce wax, they're able to create more honeycomb, resulting in more honey and shelter for the hive. This cycle allows bees to thrive and is one of the many reasons their colony can grow so large.

Why We Use Beeswax to Make Our Candles

The reason we use beeswax to make our candles is that it's the most natural, non-toxic, and sustainable option available. Unlike paraffin, which is made from petroleum products, or soy that contains GMOs, beeswax is a natural substance that doesn't harm the environment.


As an amateur beekeeper, there is also something incredibly special about making candles using the beeswax from our very own bees - it genuinely helps us feel more connected to them. We take great pride in our candles and hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

The Benefits of Beeswax Candles

Lighting a candle provides an immediate sense of calm and warmth to a room. They help us to relax and unwind and can instill a sense of peace and serenity.


When you burn beeswax candles, there is so much more to gain. No not only are you enjoying a beautiful, calming light, but you also get to experience the many benefits of beeswax.

Neutralize Pollutants

Even if your home is spotless, burning beeswax candles can provide protection against germs, odors, mold, allergens, and dust in the air around you. These natural air purifiers release negative ions into the room as they burn, helping us breathe cleaner, fresher air.

Burn Cleanly

Beeswax is a natural wax that burns cleanly and emits no soot. Unlike paraffin, which releases toxins into the air when burned, beeswax candles don't release any harmful additives or chemicals into the environment. Another added bonus is that many candle lovers are delighted that beeswax candles are drip-free.

Burn Longer

As beeswax is a much denser material than soy or paraffin, the candles have a slower burn and a longer lifespan. Compared to paraffin and soy, a beeswax candle can burn up to 2-5 times as long, meaning you'll need to replace them less often.

Better Ambiance

Beeswax candles offer a beautiful warm glow that is unlike any other. They emit a lovely bright yellow warmth that fills the room with a calming, comfortable light that is the closest to natural sunlight of any candle.

Subtle Scent

Beeswax candles have a subtle, natural scent. As they burn, they release a delicate, earthy honey scent that is calming and sweet without being overpowering. As beeswax is natural, it can vary in scent from batch to batch. When adding additional scents, coconut wax can be added to improve the scent retention of candles and melts.

Sustainable

Our beeswax candles are a sustainable option and a much better alternative to soy which contributes to deforestation and requires a multitude of harmful pesticides and fertilizers to grow. Not only does some of the wax come from our very own hives, but we also use recyclable packaging and minimal plastic to ensure that our candles are environmentally friendly.

Why We Choose to Blend Beeswax with Coconut Wax

Even with all of its terrific benefits, beeswax isn’t the best material for retaining scent. This means that it also doesn’t provide a great scent throw so the resulting candles and wax melts often lack the ability to fill a room with fragrance. 


To remedy this issue, we blend beeswax with coconut wax and coconut oil to make the perfect candle. Coconut wax is brilliant at retaining scent, burns nicely, and it’s environmentally friendly. Coconuts are sustainably grown, especially compared to the soybean industry that poses a tremendous burden to our environment due to deforestation, GMOs, pesticides, and fertilizers.  


How Do Beeswax Candles Compare in Cost?

As beeswax candles are a natural product, they require more time and labor to produce. It's been estimated that our bees need to fly nearly 250,000 kilometers just to collect enough nectar to produce the 3.6 kilos of honey needed to make .5 kilos of beeswax.


As such, their cost is higher than soy or paraffin waxes - but this is purely a reflection of the materials and the labor required to make them. Fortunately, the benefits far outweigh the additional expense!

Artisan Candles That Help the Bees

At The Wild Bee Honey Company, our artisan candles and melts are eco-friendly and cruelty-free to help prevent the decline of our beloved honeybee.


As you light your candles, know that you're helping us to support our bees and the environment - while also enjoying one of nature's most beautiful gifts!

 My Bees taking excess honey from my finger


Can you spot the queen bee? (She’s marked whit a white dot)