EpicBeeswax

Beeswax Candles, 100% Pure Beeswax Cappings, Raw Honey

1163 Sales

EpicBeeswax

Beeswax Candles, 100% Pure Beeswax Cappings, Raw Honey

1163 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(435)

Announcement   Welcome to Epic Beeswax, the loving home of truly epic beeswax candles! My candles are always handcrafted using organic, 100% pure beeswax cappings, the best beeswax on Earth.

At Epic Beeswax, I make the very best bees wax candles you can buy. As an organic beekeeper and an expert beeswax chandler, I have spent a great deal of my life learning to master the finer details of my natural and organic beekeeping and my candle making practices.

Everything you see in my shop is lovingly and painstakingly handcrafted by me. I do this so that I can maintain strict quality control over everything that is Epic Beeswax.

If you have any questions, comments, custom order requests, or if I can be of any help at all, please let me know. I am always here to serve you.
http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=12468198

Please visit my testimonials page and see what our amazing customers have to say about everyhting Epic Beeswax. http://www.etsy.com/people/madgardenerapiaries/feedback?type=from_buyers

My name is Brian Peck and I proudly craft my candles using only the finest and highest quality 100% pure Canadian beeswax cappings, which I professionally clean in house.

Epic Beeswax Candles are smokeless, and dripless. Almost all of my candles are essentially maintenance-free! These truly are some of the very best bees wax candles in the entire world. At Epic Beeswax, I make the very best beeswax candles you can buy. An expert in the art of bees wax candle making, I have spent many years learning to master the finer points of making truly awesome beeswax and absolutely epic beeswax candles.

My not-so-secret secret to crafting Epic Beeswax candles is simple. My wax is superior. After all, the value of a highest quality wax cannot be understated. The higher the quality of the wax, the better and easier the candle will burn. A clean beeswax will always make beeswax candles that are brighter and easier to burn than any beeswax candle that is crafted from any other beeswax, bar none. Lower quality beeswax candles need a lot of care. They may even smoke or require chunks of wax to be added as they burn. My candles are smokeless and are practically effortless to care for. If you would like to learn more about my wax or my candles, please read this entire notification. Thanks!

I maintain strict quality control over everything that is Epic Beeswax. Each and every Epic Beeswax candle is hand-poured, hand-dipped, or handcrafted by me. My name is Brian Peck and I proudly craft my candles using only the finest and highest quality cappings beeswax, which I professionally clean in house. Epic Beeswax Candles are smokeless, and practically dripless. Almost all of my candles are essentially maintenance-free! These truly are some of the very best bees wax candles on the entire planet.

I cannot make the best candles without using the best wick. After all, the wick is the backbone of the candle and carries the lifeblood, the molten wax fuel, to the flame. Atkins And Pearce square braided, organic cotton wicks are specially designed for use in beeswax candles. This superior wick is the only wick that is designed to curl as it burns, greatly improving candle performance, convecting the liquid wax fuel to the flame more efficiently and effectively than any other wick. In combining my wax with this wick, I have created the Mount Olympus of beeswax candles, known as Epic Beeswax candles.

What Is Cappings Grade Beeswax? Ah, now that is a good question.
First we need to know where wax comes from. Honeybees produce hundreds of thousands of freshly minted sheets of beeswax throughout the honey season. The hard, white sheets of wax are extruded from small glands on the belly of the female bees. After being chewed and softened, they are ready for use to build their honeycomb palace.
Now, get this. After filling each hexagonal honeycomb cell with liquid honey, the bees seal it with a protective wax cap created solely from the newly produced sheets of wax. We call this wax cap its capping. Every capping is crafted by the bees using these tiny and freshly minted beeswax sheets. Cappings grade beeswax is gathered by the beekeeper throughout the year and kept separate from older sources of beeswax which are darker in color and of comparably poor quality. This is why cappings grade beeswax is so much better than any other grade. It is new and it is clean.

I only harvest a couple pounds of cappings grade beeswax from each hive per year. Unfortunately, I simply do not have enough hives to produce the amount of beeswax that I sell every year. I purchase the remainder of our wax from other beekeepers and clean it myself, in-house.

My wax is perfectly clean and and burns beautifully. But, not all wax is the same. Avoid purchasing brownish beeswax or beeswax candles at all costs. Brown beeswax does not come from buckwheat honey or any other exotic honey. I have personally had my bees feed on fields of buckwheat. Believe me, buckwheat honey is black, but the wax is orange, once it is cleaned by me. Brown and black bees waxes are low quality waxes that make very low quality candles. Brown wax can only come from three possible situations or sources:
1. Dirty old black brood comb containing dozens (possibly hundreds) of chemicals,
2. Beeswax that has been burnt due to poor processing,
3. Or by staining, which is the result of using iron equipment to improperly process the wax.

Insist on cappings grade beeswax candles.
Since cappings grade beeswax is freshly and constantly created by the bees during the honey season, it has not been soiled with dirt or chemical residues. Old combs are brown to black in color. They contain the residue of hundreds of chemicals from numerous sources including bee medications and environmental toxins and other contaminants. The brownish color of a natural, uncolored beeswax candle is a telltale sign of this source and quality of bees wax. Old beeswax combs have copious amounts of microscopic dirt in them which clogs the wick and prevents the flow of the liquid wax fuel from reaching the candle flame. A clogged wick starves the flame of fuel and snuffs the life from the candle.
Candles crafted from this inferior beeswax will always require a larger size of wick in order to burn. The enlarged wick can absorb more dirt than its smaller counterpart. If these dark colored candles were crafted with the same small wick that lies at the heart of our candles they would, at best, burn extremely poorly. They would begin to show signs of fuel shortage, and would act as if the candle flame was suffocating. The size of the flame would continually shrink. Finally, clogged full of tiny dirt particles, the fiber capillaries of the wick simply cannot provide enough liquid wax to the flame and with a puff of black smoke the candle flame is dead.

What is the dusty film on my candle? What is bloom?
At first glance it looks like a layer of dust, but bloom is not dirt or dust. Bloom is a naturally forming white film that appears only on the surface of pure beeswax candles.
Bloom is a beautiful gift from nature. It is absolute proof of bees wax purity. If a beeswax candle does not show bloom, it is definitely far from pure. Some chandlers add paraffin to their bees wax in order to eliminate the bloom, while greatly increase their profits through deceit. I strongly oppose this practice.
My candles are 100% pure and bloom heavily. My bees wax candles and will show a thin layer of bloom within a couple days after I craft them.
Although I love bloom, I also understand that most of my customers prefer the shiny and new appearance of a freshly made candle. If your candle has started to bloom before I ship, I will remove the bloom by gently buffing the candle with a soft clean cloth. You can use the same practice at home to easily remove the bloom from your bee wax candles.


©2011-2014 Mad Gardener Apiaries

Announcement

Welcome to Epic Beeswax, the loving home of truly epic beeswax candles! My candles are always handcrafted using organic, 100% pure beeswax cappings, the best beeswax on Earth.

At Epic Beeswax, I make the very best bees wax candles you can buy. As an organic beekeeper and an expert beeswax chandler, I have spent a great deal of my life learning to master the finer details of my natural and organic beekeeping and my candle making practices.

Everything you see in my shop is lovingly and painstakingly handcrafted by me. I do this so that I can maintain strict quality control over everything that is Epic Beeswax.

If you have any questions, comments, custom order requests, or if I can be of any help at all, please let me know. I am always here to serve you.
http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=12468198

Please visit my testimonials page and see what our amazing customers have to say about everyhting Epic Beeswax. http://www.etsy.com/people/madgardenerapiaries/feedback?type=from_buyers

My name is Brian Peck and I proudly craft my candles using only the finest and highest quality 100% pure Canadian beeswax cappings, which I professionally clean in house.

Epic Beeswax Candles are smokeless, and dripless. Almost all of my candles are essentially maintenance-free! These truly are some of the very best bees wax candles in the entire world. At Epic Beeswax, I make the very best beeswax candles you can buy. An expert in the art of bees wax candle making, I have spent many years learning to master the finer points of making truly awesome beeswax and absolutely epic beeswax candles.

My not-so-secret secret to crafting Epic Beeswax candles is simple. My wax is superior. After all, the value of a highest quality wax cannot be understated. The higher the quality of the wax, the better and easier the candle will burn. A clean beeswax will always make beeswax candles that are brighter and easier to burn than any beeswax candle that is crafted from any other beeswax, bar none. Lower quality beeswax candles need a lot of care. They may even smoke or require chunks of wax to be added as they burn. My candles are smokeless and are practically effortless to care for. If you would like to learn more about my wax or my candles, please read this entire notification. Thanks!

I maintain strict quality control over everything that is Epic Beeswax. Each and every Epic Beeswax candle is hand-poured, hand-dipped, or handcrafted by me. My name is Brian Peck and I proudly craft my candles using only the finest and highest quality cappings beeswax, which I professionally clean in house. Epic Beeswax Candles are smokeless, and practically dripless. Almost all of my candles are essentially maintenance-free! These truly are some of the very best bees wax candles on the entire planet.

I cannot make the best candles without using the best wick. After all, the wick is the backbone of the candle and carries the lifeblood, the molten wax fuel, to the flame. Atkins And Pearce square braided, organic cotton wicks are specially designed for use in beeswax candles. This superior wick is the only wick that is designed to curl as it burns, greatly improving candle performance, convecting the liquid wax fuel to the flame more efficiently and effectively than any other wick. In combining my wax with this wick, I have created the Mount Olympus of beeswax candles, known as Epic Beeswax candles.

What Is Cappings Grade Beeswax? Ah, now that is a good question.
First we need to know where wax comes from. Honeybees produce hundreds of thousands of freshly minted sheets of beeswax throughout the honey season. The hard, white sheets of wax are extruded from small glands on the belly of the female bees. After being chewed and softened, they are ready for use to build their honeycomb palace.
Now, get this. After filling each hexagonal honeycomb cell with liquid honey, the bees seal it with a protective wax cap created solely from the newly produced sheets of wax. We call this wax cap its capping. Every capping is crafted by the bees using these tiny and freshly minted beeswax sheets. Cappings grade beeswax is gathered by the beekeeper throughout the year and kept separate from older sources of beeswax which are darker in color and of comparably poor quality. This is why cappings grade beeswax is so much better than any other grade. It is new and it is clean.

I only harvest a couple pounds of cappings grade beeswax from each hive per year. Unfortunately, I simply do not have enough hives to produce the amount of beeswax that I sell every year. I purchase the remainder of our wax from other beekeepers and clean it myself, in-house.

My wax is perfectly clean and and burns beautifully. But, not all wax is the same. Avoid purchasing brownish beeswax or beeswax candles at all costs. Brown beeswax does not come from buckwheat honey or any other exotic honey. I have personally had my bees feed on fields of buckwheat. Believe me, buckwheat honey is black, but the wax is orange, once it is cleaned by me. Brown and black bees waxes are low quality waxes that make very low quality candles. Brown wax can only come from three possible situations or sources:
1. Dirty old black brood comb containing dozens (possibly hundreds) of chemicals,
2. Beeswax that has been burnt due to poor processing,
3. Or by staining, which is the result of using iron equipment to improperly process the wax.

Insist on cappings grade beeswax candles.
Since cappings grade beeswax is freshly and constantly created by the bees during the honey season, it has not been soiled with dirt or chemical residues. Old combs are brown to black in color. They contain the residue of hundreds of chemicals from numerous sources including bee medications and environmental toxins and other contaminants. The brownish color of a natural, uncolored beeswax candle is a telltale sign of this source and quality of bees wax. Old beeswax combs have copious amounts of microscopic dirt in them which clogs the wick and prevents the flow of the liquid wax fuel from reaching the candle flame. A clogged wick starves the flame of fuel and snuffs the life from the candle.
Candles crafted from this inferior beeswax will always require a larger size of wick in order to burn. The enlarged wick can absorb more dirt than its smaller counterpart. If these dark colored candles were crafted with the same small wick that lies at the heart of our candles they would, at best, burn extremely poorly. They would begin to show signs of fuel shortage, and would act as if the candle flame was suffocating. The size of the flame would continually shrink. Finally, clogged full of tiny dirt particles, the fiber capillaries of the wick simply cannot provide enough liquid wax to the flame and with a puff of black smoke the candle flame is dead.

What is the dusty film on my candle? What is bloom?
At first glance it looks like a layer of dust, but bloom is not dirt or dust. Bloom is a naturally forming white film that appears only on the surface of pure beeswax candles.
Bloom is a beautiful gift from nature. It is absolute proof of bees wax purity. If a beeswax candle does not show bloom, it is definitely far from pure. Some chandlers add paraffin to their bees wax in order to eliminate the bloom, while greatly increase their profits through deceit. I strongly oppose this practice.
My candles are 100% pure and bloom heavily. My bees wax candles and will show a thin layer of bloom within a couple days after I craft them.
Although I love bloom, I also understand that most of my customers prefer the shiny and new appearance of a freshly made candle. If your candle has started to bloom before I ship, I will remove the bloom by gently buffing the candle with a soft clean cloth. You can use the same practice at home to easily remove the bloom from your bee wax candles.


©2011-2014 Mad Gardener Apiaries

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5 out of 5 stars
(435)
Patricia Schnake

Patricia Schnake on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are the sweetest tea light candles! The color is a creamy yellow. They are quite a bit taller than the usual tea light. The scent is subtle and soothing (with a hint of sweet honey). These candles will be placed in Favor Bags, along with other theme-related gifts. This is a very cute addition to our Baby-To-Bee baby shower. Thank you so much!

Celine

Celine on Jun 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely and perfect. I am a repeat customer and vow to never stray. Why would I? These candles smell and look divine - everything about this transaction is perfect.

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About

Mother Nature's Hardest Workers.

It was my passion for gardening that led me to becoming a beekeeper. The mighty honeybee is truly Mother Nature's hardest worker. The honeybee is the number one pollinator for crops grown for human consumption and is an integral part of our eco-system. Without the honeybee, life as we know it would cease to exist.
As a gardener, I take great pride in growing and canning my own vegetables. When I first began gardening, I read an important article about how honeybees can help a garden to grow and flourish. Two-years later, and after careful research, I bought my very first bees and was simply amazed at the tiny little creatures that make such a big impact in our lives.

Contrary to popular belief, honeybees are gentle in nature and are harmless unless there is a perceived threat. My first year as a beekeeper and I was hooked. The very first honey I harvested was thick, rich and sticky sweet. However, what was left behind was equally valuable. I harvested almost two pounds of fresh beeswax. The scent of the beeswax was as equally divine as the honey and had more layers of floral notes. I knew that I had just stumbled upon a sustainable resource that I could use to create eco-friendly home decor and beauty products.

After a great deal of research and time spent studying countless candle making resources, Epic Beeswax was born. Each one of my candle creations are made using my very own organic beeswax and crafted right here on my bee farm. My handmade organic beeswax candles burn brighter, cleaner and last longer than synthetic candles found in stores. I have mastered the art of candle making and am proud to offer my "epic" beeswax creations to my customers. My candle creations are sold exclusively in my Etsy shop and are just waiting to illuminate your next event or even just a cozy evening at home.

Please enter my shop here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EpicBeeswax

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    I began candlemaking 7 years ago, during my 2nd year as a beekeeper. It took years to learn how to clean and filter the wax to this level. I am very proud of the candles I craft and I know you will love them. They are simply the best.

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Last updated on September 13, 2013
Welcome to my honey farm.

At Epic Beeeswax, I sell superior beeswax candles. Each of my beeswax candles is handcrafted by me using the absolute best materials available anywhere in the world.
Each candle is designed to fill your home with the loving warm embrace and sweet honey scent that only the purest and most pristine cappings beeswax candle can provide.

Thank you for stopping by and feel free to convo me anytime with your questions or comments. You can convo me here http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=12468198

Have the most bee-autiful day!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment can be made in the form of:

1. A safe and secure transaction through PayPal using your PayPal account or a major cfredit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover)
If you do not have a PayPal account you can use your credit card through PayPal without setting up your own account. It's very quick and easy.
2. Direct checkout, where you can use your credit or debit card directly, without having to setup or use a paypal account.

I will not, under any circumstance, share any of your personal information with a third party.
Shipping
SHIPPING POLICIES:
Please make sure to double-check your contact information including your address before you place your order. I will not be held responsible for incorrectly entered contact information which may result in non-delivery of your order. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

SHIPPING IN THE USA:
1.) Parcels Under 1kg In Weight:
Orders are shipped via Canada Post Small Packet Air which cannot be tracked.
You will NOT receive a Tracking Number and you will NOT be eligible for Lost Parcel Replacement.
Only tracked orders are eligible for Lost Parcel Replacement.
You may ask for a shipping upgrade to Expedited Shipping which will include a Tracking Number. For full details, see my Lost Parcel Replacement Policy.
All Untracked shipments should arrive within 6-8 business days after payment clears.
All Tracked shipments should arrive within 4-6 business days after payment clears
2.) Parcels Over 1kg In Weight:
All orders are shipped via the least expensive of the following two options:
a.) Purolator Ground Service should arrive within 4-6 business days after your payment clears. This is a Tracked Parcel. You will receive your Tracking Number via email.
b.) Canada Post Expedited Service should arrive within 4-6 business days after your payment clears. This is a Tracked Parcel. You will receive your Tracking Number via email.

SHIPPING IN CANADA:
All orders are shipped via the least expensive of the following two options:
a.) Purolator Ground Service should arrive within 3-5 business days after payment clears. This is a Tracked Parcel. You will receive your Tracking Number via email.
b.) Canada Post Expedited Service should arrive within 3-5 business days after payment clears. This is a Tracked Parcel. You will receive your Tracking Number via email.

SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY
Please contact me with your address and order and I will respond quickly and provide you with a couple quotes. You can then decide whether you wish to place an order. I know that international shipping is expensive and I will do our very best in order to get you the very best deal possible.


PACKAGING MATERIALS:
I guarantee that your order arrives undamaged. I carefully bubble-wrap and securely package each item to arrive at your door undamaged. If your order arrives damaged, you are eligible for coverage under our Damaged Candle Policy. For full details see my Refund Policy section.


ORDER PROCESSING TIMES
I ship most orders within 2 business days after your payment clears.


DUTIES AND TAXES
Customers ordering from outside of Canada are responsible for paying any extra fees, duties and/or taxes that may be charged by customs or other officials.
To date, I are not aware of any charges being levied on any of my shipments.


SHIP TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS and ORDER AS A GIFT
If you are ordering our products as a gift or if you would like me to ship to a different address, I'd be happy to accommodate you.
I will even include a message from you, if you like.
Please make sure to add the address of the recipient and your message in the 'Message To Seller' section at the checkout or contact me before, or immediately after payment is made.
Refunds and Exchanges
Should you require help or service under any of my Returns, Replacements or Refunds Policies or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the following link and I'll happily take care of those issues for you.

ALL REPLACEMENTS INCLUDING REPLACEMENTS FROM DAMAGES:
In order to be eligible for Return, Refund, or Exchange, the item itself must first be returned at the expense of either:
a) the purchaser of record, or,
b) the receiver of record.
Once I receive the item or items requiring replacement or refund, I will immediately ship the replacement and/or offer the refund.

DAMAGED CANDLE REPLACELEMT POLICY:
If your candle arrives damaged, please contact me immediately and I will send out a replacement. I typically demand that the damaged candle be received by Epic Beeswax before I will ship the replacement. I may be flexible with this, once trust is established.

REFUNDS POLICY:
If you are not satisfied with your purchase and you wish to receive a return for replacement or refund, please contact me and provide a reason for the return. I will refund the purchase price minus the shipping charges, or exchange for equal value within 14 business days of the shipping date.

LOST PARCEL REPLACEMENT POLICY:
Please make sure to double-check your contact information including your address before you place an order.
Shipments without a tracking number are not eligible for Lost Parcel Replacement.
You may contact me to request upgraded shipping which would, for a fee of usually less than $4, include a Tracking Number and eligibility for our Lost Parcel Replacement Policy. The upgrade fee will equal the exact amount that Canada Post charges us for the upgrade in service.

WHOLESALE AND CUSTOM ORDER RETURN POLICY:
All orders including custom and wholesale orders share this same Return, Refund and Replacement Policies.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and wholesale inquiries are always welcome.

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Thank You Kindly for stopping in at Mad Gardener Apiaries. I look forward to getting to know you, my valued customer.