Candles & Candle Making

Betterbee is pleased to offer 100-percent beeswax candles — and all the tools and supplies you need for candle making at home. From molds to wicking, you’ll find everything you need to pour, roll, or package lovely beeswax candles. Candle making is a highly rewarding and stress-free craft: If you make a mistake, simply return the beeswax to your double boiler and remelt it — no waste!

Beeswax candles add a warm glow and a wonderful, distinctive scent to the room, making them especially popular during the cooler months. Beekeepers who save their wax can enjoy candle making in the offseason — but we carry a variety of beeswax options for anyone who wants to give the hobby a try. Whether you choose to roll or pour the candles, it only takes a small investment in tools and supplies to get started. Beeswax candles make wonderful gifts. For the beekeeper looking to add new items to the honey table, we offer candle packaging to keep them safe and show them off at the market.

The entire process, from making your beeswax candles to burning them, can be a very relaxing and enjoyable activity when you own the right tools and supplies for the job. Please remember that beeswax, like all wax, can be flammable when overheated. Always follow the directions in your candle making books for proper heating instructions. We recommend using a double boiler, such as our melting pot, to keep the wax from overheating.