First a little history. The Garden Bee was officially launched 4 October 2004 by 2 enterprising women trying to fill a need with a product that they were passionate about. The premise was simple. Make and sell the best quality beeswax candles while doing so from their home. At that time there were government business initiatives available to support women entrepreneurs. Marketing, accounting, product development, internet searches, build a website, etc … All the back office functions were covered including taxation and government regulations. With the world as their oyster, they even considered Going Exclusive!
Over the course of the past 17 years, The Garden Bee has ebbed and flowed as the economy and buying habits of our market changed from year to year. There were many years of participating in regional and local craft shows and buyers exhibitions. We have chased retailers from all over Canada to carry our products and have made solid customers both wholesale and retail. Our business has reached a point where major change is required. We either have to go big or stay home. That is why it is difficult for us, in some ways, to make the following announcement.
Effective 1 July 2021, The Garden Bee Beeswax Candles will no longer be available for wholesale purchase and will only be available exclusively from The Garden Bee Beeswax Candles.
We appreciated the opportunity to share the benefits of burning beeswax through our products via other retail establishments. The end of one era is also the beginning of another. Although in person sales are still suspended (for now), you can contact us for sales via our online store, telephone and email. Free Shipping of Orders $35+ as well as contactless pick ups are still available.
Thank You for YOUR Support!
Rosemary & David Furlong