Beeswax Candle Works
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Our company had its beginnings in 1979 when Christine purchased her first beehive equipment and packaged bees. In a few years the beehives were increased to about 100 hives, which produced honey and bee pollen for sale. In 1985 a small company was formed as a sole proprietorship under the name of Erwin's Bee Farm. The focus then became finding ways to use the beeswax that was accumulating from the extraction of honey.
A few candle molds were purchased and experimentation was on its way. Beeswax candles were sold through a distributor and on consignment at local stores. As time progressed, the company started selling it's candles wholesale nationwide.
In 2004 Ed and Christine Barth incorporated the company and changed the name to Beeswax Candle Works, Inc. Our commitment to our customers is that we sell our candles using only 100% pure USA beeswax. We are firm in this and we buy our beeswax directly from USA beekeepers. Our experience in 1994 clinched this commitment when we purchased "beeswax" that came from China. Every box was stamped "100% pure beeswax" and we could tell right away that something was wrong. We had the "beeswax" tested using gas chromatography and the wax tested 60% paraffin and 40% beeswax. Never again! We do not process any other waxes through our shop - only 100% pure USA beeswax.