#6 Square Braided Cotton Candle Wick

Type: Candle Wicks

Manufactured by Atkins & Pearce in the USA, square braided cotton wicks are specially designed and recognised worldwide as the preferred wick for beeswax. 

Made of natural cotton fibres, this wick has an open braid design which allows it to effectively draw up beeswax and other viscous waxes, and is designed to curl as it burns to maximise wick consumption and minimise carbon build up. 

#6 is recommended for candles of approximately 7.5 cm or 3 inches diameter.      

These wicks are also sold by Thornes, a popular beekeeping supply company in the UK, who sell them under their own numbering system,   A&P #6 is referred to by Thornes as Size 8.     For your convenience, we have labelled the wick with both numbering systems - We suggest you cross out the numbering system on the label that you do not use to avoid confusion. 


Atkins & Pearce size:  #6

Thornes UK size:  8

Suggested candle diameter:  7.5 cm / 3 in

Rate of consumption:  7.67 grams wax/hour

Flame Height:  5.28 cm

Pool Diameter:  6.2 cm

Available in a 5 metre length on cardboard flat spool, or a 30 metre length on a corflute flat spool. 

Please note that we cannot recommend wicks for your specific molds - wick selection is a matter of the candlemaker testing molds, wax and wicks to find a combination that works for them. 

We will always do our best to send your order out within 2-3 working days, but please note that most of our candles in particular are made to order, which may require a few more days  lead time.  If you need an something in a particularly tight timeline, feel free to drop us an email or give us a call on 06 876 8852 and we'll do our best to help. 


Delivery Costs and Timelines

New Zealand:

Courier delivery $7 flat rate on orders up to $50 value.

FREE COURIER DELIVERY in NZ on orders $50+.   

Delivery Timeline: 2-3 working days after dispatch.


Australia & Rest of World:

 Sadly, due to rising costs of international delivery and extended delivery delays, as of 3 November 2020 we have removed our international shipping option. 


We hope to resume international deliveries when the situation improves, but for now we believe this is our only option to avoid disappointment to customers.   


International Orders and Bee Products

Different countries have different rules around importation of natural products, and it's common for beeswax not to be allowed in order to protect the health of their local bees.  We get it.  After all, Kev and I (Dee) are beekeepers, first and foremost.

HOWEVER, we have very tight biosecurity and good bee health here in New Zealand, and as many of our products are a blend of beeswax, tree resin and other oils, there is no risk they will ever end up being used directly in a beehive, as a block of pure beeswax might.   

Therefore we've had no problem with border restrictions, and as at the date of writing this, our products have been sent without problem to Australia, the US, Canada, the UK, and a dozen other countries . 

Some countries may have various border or import charges - please note that you will be responsible for any such charges. 


What about packaging?  Do you use plastic?

We're committed to eliminating plastic wherever we can - the clear bags our kits are packaged in are NOT plastic.  They are genuine cellophane, made from vegetable cellulose and are fully biodegradable and home compostable. 

And we're very happy to announce that the black courier bags we use are also NOT plastic!  They are made from plants (mostly corn I believe), and are fully biodegradable, and home compostable.  And, a little oddly, they smell like fresh toast, or maybe popcorn!

It's not just plastic we're about reducing though - You'll see on our naked DIY blocks you have the option to buy without packaging, and on every one of our ready-made wrap pages we encourage customers to let us know if they don't need individual packaging on the wraps. 



All prices on this website are in New Zealand Dollars.  

We offer the following payment options for your convenience:






Bank deposit

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Customer Reviews

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Sharon Warren (Christchurch, NZ)

#6 Square Braided Cotton Candle Wick