HAPPY HONEYBEE CANDLES ™

Happy Honeybee

100% Pure beeswax candles - made in Canada.

Naturally A Cleaner Burning Candle ©

Candle Care Instructions

Please keep all candles away from children and pets. Never place a burning
candle close to flammables (eg curtains, paper etc..). Always place candles on
a non burnable surface. Keep away from drafts and always use a snuffer to put
the candle out, never blow it out. Please remember that the flame of a candle
needs air to burn properly. A flame starving for air will waver back and forth,
and as such will pollute the air with soot.

Pillars

Pillars that are less than 2" in diameter :

These candles are what we refer to as " maintenance free candles ". Small diameter
pillars can be burned without hugging and trimming. Basically, small diameter pillars
have the same burn characteristics as tapers and columns - NEVER TRIM THE WICK.
Maintain the wick as long as possible. A shortened wick will produce a flame that
is hot enough to melt the wax but not hot enough to vapourize the wax efficiently ,
resulting in pooling of the liquid wax causing dripping to occur.

Pillars that are 2" in diameter and larger:

Trim wick to 1/4 inch before lighting. As the candle burns allow the liquid pool to melt out
towards the edge. When the melted pool reaches about 1/4" - 3/8" from the edge , it is at this
that time that you gently push the top edge walls in towards the wick, as you do this , the pool
of wax rises up. If the wick is more than a 1/4 inch trim it now. Always remember; first push,
then trim. Trim wick on angle and push down on top of wick to open up the fibres after trimming.
To extinguish the flame, use a snuffer or gently push the wick over into the melted wax and
straighten upright with a paper clip . Never blow out a candle flame.

Hugging candle

Pushing in sides of candle as liquid pool melts to within 3/8" of edge

To prevent " hollowing " or " tunnelling " in the center of the candle , the melted
pool must be allowed to melt out near the edge each and every time the candle is lit.

The following chart may be used as a guideline for servicing your beeswax candle,
and also help in choosing the appropriate size candle for your style of burning.

        Candle diameter              Minumum Burn Time
                        .                   and Service frequency
2 inches                      1 hour
2 1/4 inches                     1 - 1.5 hours
2 1/2 inches                     1.5 - 2 hours
2 3/4 inches                     2 - 2.5 hours
       3 inches                       2.5 - 3 hours

T-lights
Place in a t-light cup or holder made for a t-light. They should be self sufficient
and need no care.

Votives
We recommend that flat top votives be burned in a glass tealight cup or container
that allows sufficient air flow to supply the flame. A flame wavering back and forth
is an indication that the flame is starving for air, resulting in incomplete combustion.
A flame that is not burning efficiently will produce air pollution in the form of unburned
beeswax, or soot. Beehive votives are designed to be burned free standing on a saucer
or other heat resistant surface.

Tapers
Tapers need to be well secured or seated in a taper holder. Do not place near drafts.
Always use a snuffer to put out, never blow them out. NEVER TRIM A TAPER WICK.
Maintain the wick as long as possible. A shortened wick will produce a flame that
is hot enough to melt the wax but not hot enough to vapourize the wax efficiently ,
resulting in pooling of the liquid wax causing dripping to occur.

Please Note :
Square braided cotton wicking is designed to curl as it burns. The curl causes
the flame to widen out causing a hotter , brighter flame. To burn cleanly as a
maintenance free candle ( tapers, tealights , and votives ) the wicking must curl.
This curl causes the flame to be off centered , but rest assured if left alone ,
the candle will burn dripless and smokeless , we just have to be patient and
allow it an opportunity to do its work.

Beeswax is the fuel that is burning , the wicking is the delivery mechanism that
draws liquid beeswax up to the flame. When extinguishing a candle flame it is
important to put a drop of wax on the wick so that there is fuel available when
re-lighting the candle. A dry wick will be difficult to light since there is no
fuel to burn and a dry wick will burn away and not produce a large flame.

Never Leave A Burning Candle Unattended

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