#8 Square Braided Cotton Candle Wick


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. 

#8 is recommended for candles of approximately 8.9 cm or 3.5 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 #8 is referred to by Thornes as Size 9.     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:  #8

Thornes UK size:  9

Suggested candle diameter:  8.9 cm / 3.5 in

Rate of consumption:  8.8 grams wax/hour

Flame Height:  5.89 cm

Pool Diameter:  6.55 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 ship worldwide from our home in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

We will always do our best to dispatch your order within 2-3 working days, but please note that most of our products 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 027 244 1751 and we'll do our best to help. 


New Zealand

Courier delivery $7.50 flat rate on orders up to $70 value.  FREE COURIER DELIVERY in NZ on orders $70+.   

Delivery within New Zealand is generally 2-3 days urban once shipped, with rural around 5 days.


International Shipping

For our international customers we offer tracked airmail and courier services.

International delivery varies depending on destination and service, from 3 working days to around 3 weeks.


International Orders and Bee Products

We send our beeswax candles, wraps, DIY blend, and polishes  worldwide and have never had a problem with border restrictions.   Generally finished beeswax products are acceptable for import in most countries.

However, in some countries raw beeswax may not to be allowed in order to protect the health of their local bees.  We get it.  After all, Kev and  Dee are beekeepers, first and foremost.  On that basis, we opt to make our beeswax blocks and pellets available to New Zealand addresses only. 


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 and are fully biodegradable, and home compostable.  And, a little oddly, they smell like fresh toast, or maybe popcorn!

We offer the following payment options for your convenience:






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