Beeswax Thread Conditioner
Applying a thin coating of beeswax to thread smooths the fibres of the thread, preventing fraying and making it easier for thread to glide through fabric as you sew.
It also strengthens threads and helps to avoid tangling, and is particularly useful on metallic threads and other specialty threads that are prone to catching.
Whether you're an embroiderer, quilter or just for general hand-sewing, a wee block of beeswax in your sewing kit is essential, and we've made it even better by putting it in a simple tin to ensure your wax stays clean, and only goes where you put it.
To condition your thread, hold the top and bottom of the open tin between thumb and fingers, with your thumb on the wax. Run the thread between the wax and your thumb, using gentle pressure to not apply too much wax, then smooth the thread between thumb and forefinger to even out the wax coating.
Our 50 ml tin of pure beeswax thread wax will last through years and many, many sewing projects.
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
$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:
Works well to tame the sparkly threads
This wax smells so beautiful, just like beeswax should. It feels nice and is easy to use, and really helps the thread flow. I used to stitch crossstitch without wax and the floss would catch and the fibres woyld split, so I looked for a wax to help. First I tried wax from China but it was hard to use because of the container it was in. So I looked locally and found Dees Bees and gave it a try. Its a life changer. Bees wax washes out with water with no soap required so its perfect.
Never thought it would work so impressed
Have never used beeswax before as a thread conditioner so I was dubious ! But it’s amazing ! And much more cost effective than other brands
Beeswax Thread Conditioner
Works great. Great support from Dee's Bees.