Beeswax Firelighters

Type: Household


Perfect for lighting your warming winter fires, getting your summer barbeque going, or  starting a blazing campfire.

Each of these little beauties lights easily and burns for between 12 and 15 minutes, burning strongly enough to start a fire even when wood is not perfectly dry or kindling is in short supply. 

Lightweight, compact and waterproof, they'll even light after being dunked in water, making them an essential addition to any camping kit.  

Made from cotton fabric and the same beeswax, tree resin and oil blend we use for our beeswax wraps, these great natural and non-toxic firestarters burn hot, long and strong.


12 packs are supplied in paper bags or our home compostable natural cellophane bags. 

24 and 36 packs are supplied in cardboard boxes. 


To use: 

  • Lift a corner of fabric to use as a wick. 
  • Set your fire and place the firelighter in among the kindling.   
  • Light firelighter with a match only when in place - DO NOT light the firelighter while holding it. 
  • The firelighter will burn for 12-15 minutes, giving your fire plenty of time to get established.  Feed more wood onto the fire as needed.

Safety Notes:

  • Do not store near fire -  the wax blend may melt and stain the surface they are on. 
  • Do not light firelighter while holding it - these burn hot and catch fire quickly. 
  • Yes, they are colourful.  NO, they will NOT make a beautiful alternative to birthday cake candles.  
  • Please make sure fires are only lit in a safe location, and ensure you follow all local seasonal fire restrictions. 
  • Always ensure that fires are properly contained and safely extinguished. 

We will always do our best to send your order out within 2-3 working days.  Occasionally we may need to make your products to order, so 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:

$7 within urban areas, $9 to rural areas.   (2-3 working days after dispatch) Free delivery on orders over $100.

We currently send via Courierpost. 

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. 


Route Shipping Insurance

At checkout you'll see the option to purchase Route shipping insurance on your order.   

It's usually a very small cost, and Route is underwritten by Lloyds of London, so you can trust them to pay for a replacement for your order if it is lost for any reason. 

We don't think this insurance is really necessary in New Zealand, so feel free to untick if you like, but we highly recommend it for international orders, as these travel via untracked airmail  (tracked is about four times the price!). 


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

Shop pay

Google pay


Apple pay

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Lauren (Auckland, NZ)
Natural fire lighters

We love bees, we love to save the planet and we love fires in winter …. The perfect trifecta really! Great sustainable idea

Mandy Brotherstone (Wellington, NZ)
Great firelighters

We have used beeswax fire lighters for the last couple of years and are delighted with Dee’s Bees beeswax firelighters. They are easy to light and never fail to light the fire.

Regan Courtney (Christchurch, NZ)
Dees Bees Firelighters

I am a bushcraft intructor with OTNZ (Outdoor Training NZ) & always on the lookout for something that helps light fire in wet conditions. These firelighters are pretty big, but also quite light & will produce a very large flame for about 16 minutes! Great for drying wet wood & starting fires in wet, windy conditions. I have tried them on wet ground & in wind & they work. Well worth it for an emergency fire in NZ conditions. They do not work well with a ferro rod but using a lighter or matches work very well as a " fire extender" to get a damp wood lit.

Anthea Ellis (Nelson, NZ)
Love them!

It's so nice having decent firefighters that don't smell disgusting, are easy to light and stay lit.

Kirsty Douglas (Palmerston North, NZ)
Beeswax fire lighters

Love love love them. No more toxic nasty smell. Love the bees wax smell. Great price. Great delivery. Buying another box.

Wendy Jacobs

Beeswax Firelighters - 12 pack

Ruth Prankerd (New Plymouth, NZ)
Fire lighters

Awesome product wouldn’t use anything else