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 mini pillar candle is 6cm tall and approx. 5cm 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 6 - 8 hours, depending 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). The mini candle works best if burned over two or three sessions.
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 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.
Lovely candle! Smells so natural. Easy to order, quick delivery and very pleased with my purchase. Would definitely recommend Yorkshire Hive products.
We've been burning pure beeswax candles for years and these are by far the best we've had. They are well made and they last!
My package was well sealed and well packed, very value for money for the chunky Hive Candles. Definitely would recommend them.
Lovely candle! Quick delivery and brilliant customer service, the candle was a gift and they loved it! 🕯 x