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
We have been working on a few new creations and were waiting for just the right moment to share them with you. Now is the time!
We started with 3" round candles and then added 3" hexagonal and now 3" octagonal pillars. Yes, you heard right. 8 sided candles! we are offering them in 3" and 6" tall versions.
There were a few cries of disbelief when we ended the Country Rustic line. There were a few diehard fans that loved the character a textured candle has. For those folks and all others that like to get away from the classic lines of a smooth pillar and kick back with a rough around the edge look we are launching the Lightly Textured family. 3 different sizes for you to choose from.
Hello and Thank You from The Garden Bee to all our friends and customers. It has been a crazy year in almost every regard. Who would have thought last year at this time that 2020 was going to be … well 2020.
The highlight and our most challenging customer was the Chapelwaite TV series that was shot in various locations in Nova Scotia. We have provided the lighting via candles for several made for TV movies but this was our first TV series. We were called in as technical consultants and had an opportunity to see the sets and lighting opportunities there in. Two new candles were developed for this series and the “proof will be in the pudding” when the series airs as to how well we did.
For the next few weeks we will be stepping out of the candle studio to regroup for 2021. Any orders not already received will be shipped/delivered the first week of January 2021. Watch for the launch of a few new candles early in January.
From Our Studio to your Home – May the warm glow of our beeswax candles fill your eyes and soul with peace and contentment in the new year.