Beeswax Candles: The Natural Alternative
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apidae candles ⎮ My Beeswax Discovery

Amy at apidae candles


Hi, I'm Amy! 

A Journey in Beeswax

apidae candles has existed since 2013. It all began with the search for a scented candle. I wanted this candle to have a beautiful container that I could reuse, be non-toxic, and have a subtle, not overpowering scent. Most candles available on the market are made of paraffin, a by-product of crude oil processing. Paraffin contains toxins and is then bleached with chemicals to lighten the color. Synthetic fragrances are often added. These toxins are released into the air when burned. I knew I didn’t want that!

Soy wax is considered a natural alternative to paraffin but its production has led to deforestation and monoculture farming.

On the contrary, pure beeswax is a natural and renewable resource. In addition, the bees provide a subtle scent of honey to the beeswax. I also wanted the candle to have a modern touch. I began by pouring beeswax into the classic German Weck jars I had collected in my basement. And that's how apidae candles came to be - your natural alternative to scented candles.

Honey bees on honeycomb


Crafted by Hand, Inspired by Nature

At apidae candles, each step of the candle-making process is a labor of love, meticulously carried out by hand. From pouring the precious beeswax into beautiful vessels to the recyclable packaging, every candle is a testament to craftsmanship and attention to detail. My candles are made of 100% beeswax and a cotton wick. Nothing else. The bees give the wax its delicate honey scent and warm golden color. Bring the soothing glow of nature into your home with a beeswax candle from apidae candles.


Clear Bee Bienenwachskerze mit Flamme



More Than a Candle, a Lifestyle

My candles are not just a source of light, but a conscious lifestyle choice. Made without additives or artificial fragrances, they offer a pure and natural alternative to conventional scented candles. Illuminate your space with the warm glow of beeswax without compromising the air you breathe.

Hands holding sip cup candle green



Join Me on the Journey

Discover my world of apidae candles, where craftsmanship meets sustainability and beauty comes directly from nature. Explore my collections, learn more about the art of beekeeping, and join me on my adventures as both a beekeeper and a candle maker.


Two beehives with copper roofs



What does apidae mean?

I often get asked what apidae means. Apidae is the name of the scientific family of bees, including honey bees.

Read more about my story here and about my adventures as a beekeeper here .

Made by Bees. Pure. Beautiful. Healthy.