Sarah Bernt's Profile
I started making candles about 15 years ago using the beeswax from my families beekeeping operation. What began as a very small hobby project with only dipped candles in mind (down in the basement) has grown into something that I love to do. As a stay at home mom it gives me a creative outlet and the little ones love to help too.
Beeswax is a useful and fragant gift from nature. About 150,000 bees are required to consume ten pounds of honey, from which only a single pound of beeswax is produced. Beeswax is created in the form of microscopic scales exuded from the underside of a bee's abdomen. They then take those tiny scales and chew them before sticking it wherever they need it in the hive. We harvest the wax as cappings that are cut off the honey comb in the extracting process and then heated to melting to separate the honey from the wax. The wax is then melted again and poured…
- Joined February 26, 2010