Our Beeswax Candles light the stars!

It was so cool to get the call for each movie requesting our beeswax candles. While it wasn’t the leading star doing the requesting, we know a guy who knows the guys. To make a long story short, they wanted our pure beeswax candles for their environmental properties as well as for ambiance and direct set lighting. Below are the key points why they used them.

  • Beeswax candles don’t pollute the air when they burn and in fact they remove toxins from the air. This makes the air on the sets much better for cast, crew and the props.
  • Beeswax candle emit a golden glow made up of the full spectrum of light. Providing a more natural light for the set.
  • They required that the candles burn brighter than regular candles as in some scenes they are the only form of lighting for the set. These double wicked candles burn brighter, but not as long as single wicked beeswax candle.

These are the resulting candles we developed for the 2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax movie. (Note the $7.00 price tag. lol) 

They are available at our online store.

Our Lizzie Borden Double Wicked 10" Beeswax Taper Candles


Lizzy Borden Took an Ax

(TV Movie 2014)

Watch for our beeswax candles in Lizzie Borden Took and Ax

This was the first movie that we developed the candles for. At that time we had never considered a double wicked beeswax candle. It seemed wasteful considering the relative costs for beeswax in comparison to other non-natural waxes.

Once we had determined the right wick to meet the specific characteristics required, the building process was the same as usual. While these are dipped tapers are 1″ in diameter, only 1/8″ larger than the standard 7/8″ diameter, you would be surprised at how much wax is added to a 10″ taper. Here is a link to Rosemary finish dipping Red Tappers. The tapers are different sizes but the process is the same.


The Book of Negros

(TV Mini Series 2015)

Watch for our beeswax candles in Book of Negroes Movie Poster

The second movie, as pictured above, was used for all the same reasons as Lizzie Borden. These both were period films in which burning candles was the general source of lighting. In those days the slaves would have made candles using fat of any kind while some slave owners would have used beeswax candles.


The Lighthouse


Sorry, no images available for this yet. I think lighting and shadows will play a big part in this production. My understanding is that it a story of guys telling ghost stories. I can’t wait!

The Garden Bee Website Changes

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David Profile Pic Hi Folks! I have an update for you. You may have noticed a few odd posts coming from us in the past few days. I am in the process of redoing our website under new hosting and well … there has been a learning curve. Needless to say there have been and will be a few more disruptions until everything is settled down. Our new site is up and running and is available via www.thegardenbee.ca  The new site will soon be available via our usual link www.thegardenbee.com once the domain is transferred.

With the closure of the bed & breakfast there has been a change in my routine and available time to do other things. New things are always on the horizon with me. Our website change is just the most recent step in formalizing my web development and consulting activities. Stay tuned as this new segment of The Garden Bee takes shape.


The Garden Bee Bed & Breakfast is Closed


I would like to announce that after 4 great seasons The Garden Bee Bed & Breakfast has closed it’s doors. To all those supporters and guests over the years I say, “Thank You!”. Our lives have been enriched by all and deeply touched by a few.

The Garden Bee Beeswax Candles will continue to grow and prosper as it is in its 14th year and continues to be a recognized Nova Scotian brand.
Who knows what is next for The Garden Bee.
Stay tuned!