100% Beeswax Handmade 3-inch Pillar Candle
These 100% beeswax candles are handmade by the Monastery of St. John of San Fransisco in Manton, CA, which is part of Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America.
These pillars are approximately 3 inches wide and 3 inches tall and have a burn time of up to 45 hours!
Beeswax collected from honeycomb is formed into large, 40-pound bricks by the beekeeper. For candlemaking, these bricks are melted in a large, 50 gallon double-boiler vat. Frames are strung with natural, all-cotton wicking of the appropriate thickness. The monk then takes these frames one-by-one and slowly dips them into the vat of molten wax. Layer upon layer is added to the candles in each successive dipping until they reach the desired thickness. While still warm, the candles are cut out of the frame with a sharp knife. The wicks are trimmed and base is chopped square. The finished candles are carefully placed in boxes for shipment.