About Beeswax

At Galtee Honey Farm we make our beeswax candles by hand in small batches.  We only use only 100% Irish beeswax (from our own bees) in our candles, no artificial waxes or chemicals.

We filter our beeswax before candle making. This ensures that it does not contain impurities, leaving them with a delicate honey scent when lit.

We produce a range of skincare products using our honey and beeswax.

Both beeswax & honey carry antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin.

We combine them with only natural ingredients to make moisturising skin &  lip balms.


Beeswax carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections that tend to affect us most in the dry, winter months.

It forms a protective wall by sealing in moisture in our skin.

The beeswax is formed by worker bees, which secrete it from eight wax-producing glands on the underside of the abdomen. After the bees have gorged themselves on honey, they produce enough energy to emit a flake of beeswax from each gland.

The flakes can be seen coming from the underside of one of our bees in the top right image.

Beewax is completely created by the bees, its 100% natural and chemical-free. Beeswax candles are the oldest candles known to man and prized since ancient times. Beeswax is environmentally friendly, safe and non-toxic.

It burns very clean with little smoke when trimmed properly as they are not oil-based. 100% beeswax candles are natural, undergo no chemical processing and are biodegradable and carbon neutral.

They are naturally scented by the honey and floral nectar in the honeycomb. Beeswax costs more than paraffin wax but it has a high melting point (in fact the highest among all known waxes) which results in a significantly longer (2-5 times) burn time.

Beeswax candles burn stronger and brighter than paraffin wax candles. They emit a naturally bright light of the same light spectrum as the sun.

They are the only candles that emit negative ions to purify, improve air quality, and invigorate the body.

Beeswax candles are hypo-allergenic, benefiting those with environmental allergies, sensitivities, and asthma.