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.
Each tall candle is 20cm tall and each one is approx. 2.5cm 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.
These candles do fit a lot of standard holders but if you find they are a little too big then they are quite malleable so it is sometimes possible to squeeze the bottom of them to make them the right size.
On average these candles burn for around 8 - 10 hours each.
Colour and scent
The colour of beeswax can range from a pale cream to yellow to almost brown/gold, therefore the colour may 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
These candles should be placed in an appropriate holder for safety (and to avoid mess). The candles may drip but this is often avoided by following the tips below/on the card which you will receive with the candle.
How to make sure you get the most out of your candle
Make sure your candle is on a flat surface/in a holder 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.
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 level 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.
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.
My first purchase from the Yorkshire Hive, faultless service with fast shipping and good packaging. Have not used the candles much yet but they are clearly well made and good quality. I did burn one for several minutes to test and they give off a subtle and pleasant scent.
I’m sure that I will be back for more!
Excellent substantial candles
Candles fit perfectly in the largish candlestick I have. They burn really well with no smoke or drips and they look beautiful. Very good service too, arrived in time for Christmas. The info card was a nice touch. Very happy and will definitely order from you again. Thank you.
Beautiful candles which burn really well giving a bright flame. No smoke, no smell , wonderful. I bought them to make an advent decoration and they have worked a treat.
Excellent service, thank you.
Great candles with a lovely smell. Arrived with lots of information and well packed.