Busy Bee Candle Supply

Busy Bee Candle Supply

Beeswax candle making supplies for the hobbyist and professional

Candle Making Supplies


Square Cotton Braided Wicking


Atkins and Pearce manufactures square braided cotton wicking designed
specifically for the use in beeswax candles. They utilize a " bleaching " process
to whiten the wicking and remove impurities through the use of a salt solution
resulting in a cleaner burning wicking. No bleaches or peroxides are used.

For more information on self trimmimg wicks please visit Atkins and Pearce .


Wick Sizing Chart


Wick Size       Recommended       feet/lb    
Candle Diameter

4/0                  tealight                 1585
3/0                    votive                  1350
2/0                0.8" taper               1155
1/0                0.9" taper               1000
# 1                1" - 1.4"                  885
# 2                1.4" - 1.9"                 765
# 3                1.9" - 2.3"                 630
# 4               2.3" - 2.6"                525
# 5               2.6" - 3.0"                525
# 6               3.0" - 3.3"               455
# 7               3.3" - 3.6"               375

  1/8 pound  -  $ 7.00
  1/4 pound  -  $ 13.00
  1/2 pound  -  $ 23.50
     1 pound  -  $ 41.00

Quality of beeswax is an important factor in determining appropriate wick size for different
candle types and diameters. The chart provided is a guideline using our #1 grade beeswax. Your
results may vary. We recommend testing different wick sizes to obtain favourable results.

Silicone Rubber Moulds

Silicone Rubber moulds are ideal for casting beeswax. Unlike other moulds that
require release agents , silicone rubber moulds are durable, versatile and do not
require any release agent. A small smooth pillar candle can be removed from the
mould within 30 minutes of the wax being poured. Tapers can be removed within 15
minutes. Our tealight and votive moulds use a metal pin (included) to make a centered
wick hole. Once cooled just remove candle from mould and insert a pre-made wick
tab assembly into the wick hole. No more pouring into a tealight or votive cup
and worrying about an off centered wick.

The silicone rubber that we use to make our moulds is amazing stuff. It can be
stretched 3 times its original size before it will tear, withstand temperatures of
450 F and will last a lifetime. The silicone rubber comes in various viscosities, which
allows us to use softer rubber for moulds with textured relief, thus eliminating the need
to split the mould down the side and hold it together with elastics when casting beeswax.
Resulting in a smooth casting with no seam lines to trim later.

Silicone rubber moulds , like all moulds , acquire a thin glaze of wax after repeated
uses. To remove a light glaze just brush with a bottle brush, or for a heavy wax glaze
run through the dishwasher or boil in a pot of water and then wipe with a soft cloth.

Switch to silicone rubber moulds and end the frustration
of casting beeswax candles in tin, acrylic ,
polycarbonate and polyurethane moulds.


All the candles made with our moulds are designed and intended
to be burned in a practical and efficient manner. We do not make
figurines or decorations than are not intended to be burned.

The burn times indicated within the chart that accompanies each
candle mould is based on the weight , and recommended grade of beeswax
and size of wicking. Your results may vary.


Silicone Rubber Moulds

All silicone rubber candle moulds are single cavity moulds,
which make one candle at a time. This is an efficient use of
the rubber and allows the candle to cool quicker.


Taper Moulds

" Tapers "
Style SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
8" taper ( smooth finish )    0.85" x 8"       0.14 lbs.         2/0         10 hrs.         # 2     $ 25.95
8" taper ( hand dip finish )    0.85" x 8"       0.14 lbs.         2/0         10 hrs.         # 2     $ 25.95
8" spiral taper    0.85" x 8"       0.14 lbs.         2/0         10 hrs.         # 2     $ 25.95
8" column ( rustic finish )    1.5" x 8"       0.40 lbs.         # 2         30 hrs.         # 1     $ 34.95
9" colonial taper ( smooth finish )    1.0" x 9"       0.25 lbs.         1/0         15 hrs.         # 1     $ 27.95
10" taper ( smooth finish )    0.9" x 10"       0.20 lbs.         2/0         15 hrs.         # 2     $ 30.95
10" taper ( hand dip finish )    0.9" x 10"       0.20 lbs.         2/0         15 hrs.         # 2     $ 30.95

Tealight - Votive -  Hexagon Votive - Candle Moulds

" Tealights and Votives "
Style SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
Flat top tealight    1.5" x 0.75"       0.05 lbs.         4/0         4 hrs.         # 1     $ 7.95
Pointed top tealight    1.5" x 1.2"       0.05 lbs.         4/0         4 hrs.         # 1     $ 8.95
Flower blossom tealight    1.5" x 0.85"       0.05 lbs.         4/0         4 hrs.         # 1     $ 8.95
Daisy tealight    1.4" x 1.0"       0.05 lbs.         4/0         4 hrs.         # 1     $ 8.95
Flat top votive    1.6" x 2"       0.125 lbs.         3/0         12 hrs.         # 1     $ 10.95
Hexagon votive( woodgrain )    2.0" x 2.0"       0.20 lbs.         3/0         18 hrs.         # 1     $ 16.95

Small Beehive Pillar - Beehive Pillar - Candle Moulds

" Beehives "
Style SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
large beehive tealight    1.6" x 1.7"       0.09 lbs.         4/0         7.5 hrs.         # 1     $ 9.95
small beehive pillar    1.7" x 2.8"       0.20 lbs.         # 2         20 hrs.         # 2     $ 16.95
beehive pillar    2.3" x 2.6"       0.30 lbs.         # 3         30 hrs.         # 2     $ 25.95

 Smooth Pillar Candle Moulds

" Smooth Pillars "
Style SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
smooth finish    1.8" x 2.5"     0.20 lbs.         #2         15 hrs.         # 1     $ 14.95
smooth finish    2.25" x 4.5"       0.50 lbs.         # 3         70 hrs.         # 1     $ 32.95
smooth finish    2.6" x 5.75"       .90 lbs.         # 4         90 hrs.         # 2     $ 51.95

 Smooth Pillar Candle Moulds

" Hand Dip Finish "
Please note that the hand dip finish has slight ripples on the sides, as if
the candle was hand dipped in a pot of wax to give it a handcrafted look.


Style SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
hand dip finish    2" x 3"       0.35 lbs.         # 2         35 hrs.         # 2     $ 21.95
hand dip finish    2" x 5"       0.60 lbs.         # 2         60 hrs.         # 2     $ 28.95
hand dip finish    2.5" x 3"       0.55 lbs.         # 4         55 hrs.         # 2     $ 28.95
hand dip finish    2.5" x 5"       0.85 lbs.         # 4         85 hrs.         # 2     $ 37.95
hand dip finish    3.1" x 3"       0.75 lbs.         # 6         75 hrs.         # 2     $ 36.95
hand dip finish    3.1" x 5"       1.25 lbs.         # 6         125 hrs.         # 2     $ 54.95

 Rustic Pillar Candle Moulds

" Rustic Pillars "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2.3" x 3"       0.50 lbs.         # 3         50 hrs.         # 2     $ 27.95
   2.3" x 5"       0.80 lbs.         # 3         80 hrs.         # 2     $ 36.95
   2.8" x 3"       0.65 lbs.         # 5         65 hrs.         # 2     $ 28.95
   2.8" x 5"       1.00 lbs.         # 5         100 hrs.         # 2     $ 38.95
   3.4" x 3"       1.10 lbs.         # 7         110 hrs.         # 2     $ 41.95
   3.4" x 5"       1.60 lbs.         # 7         160 hrs.         # 2     $ 54.95


Square Shaped pillar Candle Moulds

" Square Pillars "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   1.8" x 3"       0.35 lbs.         # 2         25 hrs.         # 1     $ 26.95
   1.8" x 5"       0.60 lbs.         # 2         35 hrs.         # 1     $ 32.95
   2.2" x 5"       0.90 lbs.         # 3         90 hrs.         # 2     $ 49.95

 Octagon Pillar Candle Moulds

" Octagon Pillars "
Style SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
smooth finish    2.2" x 3"       0.40 lbs.         # 2         40 hrs.         # 2     $ 25.95
smooth finish    2.2" x 5"       0.65 lbs.         # 2         65 hrs.         # 2     $ 31.95
smooth finish    3" x 6"       1.50 lbs.         # 6         150 hrs.         # 2     $ 59.95

 Flower Blossom Pillar Candle Mould

" Flower Blossom Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
2.2" x 5"     0.60 lbs.         # 3         60 hrs.         # 3     $ 30.95

  Rope  Pillar Candle Moulds

" Rope Pillars "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2.3" x 3"       0.40 lbs.         # 3         40 hrs.         # 2     $ 27.95
   2.3" x 5"       0.75 lbs.         # 3         75 hrs.         # 2     $ 35.95

  Fluted Heart  Pillar Candle Moulds

" Fluted Heart Pillars "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2.3" x 4"       0.55 lbs.         # 3         55 hrs.         # 2     $ 38.95
   2.3" x 6"       0.85 lbs.         # 3         85 hrs.         # 2     $ 54.95

 Obelisk Pillar Candle Moulds

" Obelisk Pillars "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   1.5" x 5"       0.30 lbs.         # 2         20 hrs.         # 1     $ 33.95
   2" x 8"       0.55 lbs.         # 3         35 hrs.         # 1     $ 65.95

 Lumpy Bumpy Stumpy Pillar Candle Mould

" Lumpy Bumpy Stumpy Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2" x 4.8"       0.45 lbs.         # 2         45 hrs.         # 2     $ 31.95

 Spiral Twist Pillar Candle Mould

" Spiral Twist Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2.2" x 7"       0.95 lbs.         # 3         95 hrs.         # 2     $ 44.95

 Flagstone Pillar Candle Mould

" Flagstone Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2.5" x 6"       1.25 lbs.         # 4         125 hrs.         # 2     $ 49.95
   3.2" x 6"       1.60 lbs.         # 6         160 hrs.         # 2     $ 59.95

 Garden Leaves Pillar Candle Mould

" Garden Leaves Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2.5" x 4.3"       0.70 lbs.         # 4         70 hrs.         # 2     $ 36.95

 Dodecagon Pillar Candle Mould

" 12 sided - Dodecagon Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2" x 4"       0.40 lbs.         # 3         40 hrs.         # 1     $ 22.95

 Nature Scene Pillar Candle Mould

" Nature Scene Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   1.8" x 5.5"       0.50 lbs.         # 2         30 hrs.         # 1     $ 33.95
   1.8" x 7"       0.65 lbs.         # 2         40 hrs.         # 1     $ 44.95

 Fleur de Lys Pillar Candle Mould

" Fleur de Lys Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   1.8" x 5.5"       0.50 lbs.         # 2         30 hrs.         # 1     $ 33.95

 Maple Leaf Pillar Candle Mould

" Maple Leaf Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   1.8" x 3.5"       0.30 lbs.         # 2         20 hrs.         # 1     $ 21.95
   1.8" x 5.5"       0.50 lbs.         # 2         30 hrs.         # 1     $ 33.95

 Lighthouse Pillar Candle Mould

" Lighthouse Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   1.2" x 5"       0.20 lbs.         # 1         15 hrs.         # 1     $ 21.95
   1.8" x 7.5"       0.45 lbs.         # 2         30 hrs.         # 1     $ 34.95

 Deer Pillar Candle Mould

" Deer Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   3" x 6"       1.5 lbs.         # 6         150 hrs.         # 2     $ 65.95

 Pinwheel Pillar Candle Mould

" Pinwheel Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   2.2" x 3.2"       0.25 lbs.         # 2         20 hrs.         # 1     $ 27.95

 Parfait Pillar Candle Mould

" Parfait Pillar "
SizeWeightWickingBurn timeGrade of Wax    Price  
   1.75" x 3.75"       0.20 lbs.         # 1         15 hrs.         # 1     $ 20.95
   2.3" x 4.5"       0.35 lbs.         # 2         25 hrs.         # 1     $ 32.95



Beeswax shrinks as it cools. The amount of shrinkage depends on the
temperature of the beeswax as it is poured into the mould. The dimensions
provided for each mould represent the size of the finished candle.
Based on this fact, sizes are approximate.



Pillar Candle Making Kits

Everything you need to make beeswax candles like the professionals.
Includes one pillar candle mould , 5 meters of cotton wicking , 2 pounds of
cleaned beeswax, instruction sheet, and bamboo skewers.

1.8" x 3.5"      Maple Leaf Pillar    $ 41.95
2.2" x 3"        Octagon Pillar        $ 46.95
2.3" x 2.6"        Beehive Pillar        $ 45.95
2.8" x 3"         Rustic Pillar         $ 48.95

Candle Making Kits are available with any size or style of mould,
just add $22.50 to price of mould.

Accessories


     Wicks Tab     1/8 pound   -   $ 7.50
                                    1/4 pound    -  $ 13.75
                                    1/2 pound    -  $ 24.50
                                        1 pound    -  $ 46.00
( approximately 1500 wick tabs per pound )
      4" mould wicking needle                     $ 5.95 ea.
      8" mould wicking needle                     $ 8.95 ea.
      10" mould wicking needle                    $ 10.95 ea.
      12" mould wicking needle                    $ 12.95 ea.
      Wick tab crimping pliers                    $ 19.95 ea.
       Wick cutting snips                             $ 12.95 ea.