Beeswax Pillar Candles 75 mm diameter

Type: Candles

At 75 mm wide, these pillars definitely qualify as large candles, but they burn beautifully and last for ages.

 **NEW SIZE**  Small:  7.5 cm tall, 7.5 cm diameter, estimated burn time 43 hours.

Medium:  10 cm tall, 7.5 cm diameter, estimated burn time 52 hours.

Tall:  15 cm tall, 7.5 cm diameter, estimated burn time 76 hours.

Extra Tall:  22 cm tall, 7.5 cm diameter, estimated burn time 115 hours.


Pillars are designed for long-burning sessions.  In fact, don't even think about lighting these candles for less than a few hours at a time. 


To get the very best out of your pillar, it needs to burn until the melt pool reaches close to the edge of the candle.   Burning for shorter periods of time can result in a narrow tunnel burning down the middle of the candle and the wax on the outside of the candle not being consumed. 


To extinguish your candle without smoking. use the wood end of a matchstick to push the wick into the melted wax pool, and then stand the wick back up before the wax solidifies, ready to light again.


If your candle has a rim of wax at the top edge when you extinguish it,  gently "hug" the candle and push the rim inwards towards the wick while the wax is still warm and pliable.   DO NOT attempt to hug your candle while the wick is lit. 

Handmade from 100% pure New Zealand beeswax with a cotton wick. All of our candles are handmade, whether dipped, molded or rolled.  The colour of the wax will vary a little - that bit's down to the bees.   Each candle may also have minor variations - that bit's down to Dee & Kev.  While we aim to be as consistent as possible, we hope you will appreciate each candle for its unique handmade character.

100% Pure Beeswax  We use only 100% pure beeswax produced by New Zealand honeybees.    We purify and clean the wax ourselves, using only water, heat and time with repeated settlings and filtration.  We do not use any bleach or chemicals, and our beeswax retains its natural golden colour and warm honey scent.


Blooming Beautiful  Over time pure beeswax will develop a white dusting called “Bloom”.  This is a natural process which does not affect the burning of the candle.   If you prefer the bright yellow look, bloom can be polished off with a soft cloth, but it will return.   We think it’s a beautiful characteristic of pure beeswax, and really enhances and highlights the designs of our sculpted candles in particular.  Embrace the soft, antique-look of bloom as a hallmark of pure beeswax, just like a good patina on bronze or copper.


Made just for you  (well, sometimes)  We try to keep a few of all of our candles made and ready to be send, but at times of high demand your candles will be made specially for you, which might take a few days.  If your order is urgent, you may wish to give me a call to confirm timelines.

Bee Friendly  We were beekeepers before we were candle makers, and although we retired from beekeeping in 2021, we are still passionate about bee health.   We source our beeswax from beekeeping friends who we know put their bees first and operate in an ethical and sustainable manner.   “Cappings wax” is the freshest wax in the hive, used by the bees to “cap” honey stored in their honeycombs.   During honey extraction this thin layer of wax is sliced off so surplus honey can be spun out, and the honeycombs can then be returned to the bees.   The amount of wax taken with the cappings is only what the bees would discard as they eat the honey.


Pet Friendly and Allergy Friendly The sweet scent of our beeswax is completely natural, infused in the wax by the bees as they store honey in the combs.   Our pure beeswax candles use no essential oils or artificial or added fragrances.    


Burn Times and Drip Potential Whether you prefer a classic pillar shape or one of our ornate designs, all of our candles are made to be burned, and we take care to select the best wick for each candle.  Classic pillars and tapers with their smooth round shape are perfect for allowing the flame to consume all the wax, making them less likely to drip and will therefore have the longest burn time.  Asymmetric shapes and ornate designs will drip and be much more variable in their burn, so we usually do not attempt to estimate a burn time for these candles.   Please ensure all candles are burned on a base that can capture any leaked wax.  


Burning Instructions   Trim wick to 6 mm before each lighting.  Ensure candle is on a level surface in a proper holder.  To extinguish the candle without smoking, dip the wick into the wax pool and then stand it back up before the wax cools - this also primes the wick for easy relighting.


Safety  Always burn candle within sight and never leave unattended.  Keep away from draughts, children and pets.  Burn on a level, fireproof surface and keep away from flammable objects.


We will always do our best to send your order out 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. 


Delivery Costs and Timelines

New Zealand:

Courier delivery $7.50 flat rate on orders up to $70 value.

FREE COURIER DELIVERY in NZ on orders $70+.   

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

Shop pay

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Apple pay

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Kerry-Ann (Queenstown, NZ)
Joy to use

Dee's Bees pillar bees wax candles are a joy to use. Beautiful shape, regular flame and long lasting ... and they smell good!

E Knight
Nice candel

Beautiful candle no ruff edges. Nice honey smell. Burn even with no dripping thus far.

David Dickens (Lower Hutt, NZ)

Beeswax Pillar Candles 75 mm diameter

Annette Woolley (Christchurch, NZ)

Beeswax Pillar Candles 75 mm diameter

June Jarka (Hawera, NZ)
Really useful beeswax candle

I haven’t used it yet, but I look forward to lighting it at some stage for a special occasion. I am certain that it will work very well. If not, then I hope to order a new one.

Apollo Tipuna

Beeswax Pillar Candles 75 mm diameter

Carleen Murphy c/I T base 2 (Christchurch, NZ)
With Thanks

An Amazing team, creating a beautiful product.
Thanks so much for working with me Deanna to fill such a large order at short notice, I appreciate the help with transportation from Kevin, on the first order, then arranging the second shipment was fulfilled and sent.

I look forward to the continuation of business we will put through you.


Suzanne Beaumont (Hamilton, NZ)

This was a huge ask for dees bees as it was very last minute and they nailed it ! Thank you so much ! Fabulous candies and excellent service xxx

Siobhan (Auckland, NZ)
Can't live without them!

Absolutely divine - constant scent even when not lit, wax melts with no mess and looks beautiful! Will purchase again and again, cannot be without them.

Adri van Lith (Auckland, NZ)
Dees Beeswax Pillar Candles

Awesome candles, ling even burning with the exquisite pure aroma of beeswax