What’s the difference between 100% natural beeswax candles and “regular” candles? Paraffin candles, the most common type available, are made from petroleum, the same crude oil that is refined to make the fuel for our cars, lawn mowers, and airplanes. When you burn a paraffin candle, you release some of the same compounds found in auto exhaust, which can be risky and cause soot stains if you’re not burning the candle in a well-ventilated area. Beeswax candles burn cleanly and smell naturally delicious. They also burn a long time for their size, and give off a bright yellow light reminiscent of sunlight. Best of all, beeswax is a renewable resource… the bees can always make more! For Honey Time this spring, we’re offering a candle-making workshop suitable for the youngest kids: rolled beeswax candles. Using sheets of pressed beeswax, kids can create colorful candles, perfect for gifts! During the workshop we’ll also learn about how bees live and build their hives. It’s a great treat for those who are excited for the upcoming production of Winnie the Pooh. I hope to see you there!