These candles are hand-rolled in Yorkshire using nothing but sheets of 100% pure beeswax with a cotton wick.
Burning beeswax is said to improve and purify air quality as well as benefit those with asthma and environmental sensitivities.
Not only that, but these candles smell beautiful due to the natural aroma of honey and floral nectar(please note this is a subtle smell when the candle is lit).
Beeswax is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and burns 'clean' when done correctly.
The large pillar candle is 20cm tall and approx. 6 - 7cm in diameter. Size can vary slightly between candles due to them being handmade and also due to the possible variation between each batch of wax sheets.
On average this candle burns for around 40 hours, depending on how well you look after it!
Colour and scent
The colour of beeswax can range from a pale cream to yellow to almost brown/gold, therefore the colour can vary from the picture.
The exact smell can also vary between batches but is always a delightful floral honey scent.
The beeswax we use for the rolled candles has been sourced in the UK and is of the highest quality.
Burning your candle
This pillar candle does not require a holder as it will stand alone, but for safety (and to avoid mess) you should use a candle plate or other suitable flat surface. The candle may drip but this is often avoided by following the tips below/on the card which you will receive with the candle. Do not use an enclosed holder as it will get too hot and the candle walls may split or warp.
How to make sure you get the most out of your candle
Make sure your candle is on a flat surface whilst lit.
Make sure the wick is trimmed to around 5mm before lighting. If your flame gets too tall or the wick has a build up of carbon at the end then extinguish the candle, trim the wick and relight.
Burn your candle for three - four hours at a time (too long means the candle may not burn evenly and not long enough can lead to tunnelling).
Rather than blowing your candle out, you should extinguish the candle by pushing the wick into the melted wax and then ensuring the wick stands up straight again.
Always retrim the wick to 5mm before relighting. You can use nail clippers if you don’t have a wick trimmer.
If the candle is burning more on one side then make sure it's on a flat surface, make sure the wick is central, and make sure it's not in a draft.
Any small pieces of dripped wax can be ‘fed’ back to the candle once it has hardened - just add it back into the wax pool.
‘Hug’ your candle by gently pushing the walls towards the centre once you’ve extinguished it.
These tips will help ensure you get the maximum burn time from your beeswax candle.
For more tips and information see our candle information page.
Always burn within sight and keep away from drafts and vibrations. Keep out of reach of pets and children.
Never burn candles on or near anything that could catch fire.
Shipping, returns and refunds
Delivery costs a flat fee of £3.50 per order. Your order will be sent via Royal Mail or courier, depending on the size and weight of the order. Your order will usually arrive within 5 working days but please allow up to 7 before getting in touch. We are still experiencing occasional COVID related delays.
We currently only ship to the UK on orders placed through the website. However, if you are outside the UK and would like to place an order please feel free to get in touch as we may be able to send out small orders of certain items, depending on the weight and value of goods plus any restrictions your country may have.
Our refund policy can be viewed here.
Delightful scent, beautiful honeycombing, and prompt delivery - I'd buy them again!
What fantastic service along with a fantastic natural product. I ordered the large pillar candle. You can smell the natural bees wax as the candle burns a fresh clean aroma which is a far difference to paraffin candles.
I placed another order for some more candles already
I would highly recommend Yorkshire hive
I ordered the medium size gift set with Honey, Soap and a Candle. I added beeswax wraps, eco-friendly straws and extra candle to make a special gift for a family members. Everything came on time, in beautiful packaging and of excellent quality. I would definitely order again. Keep up the great service Yorkshire Hive.
Beautiful candle, burns superbly. Came with really good instructions too. Who knew there's more to using candles than just lighting them!