Beeswax Workshop – Candles and Polish
Saturday 18 November 2023
This practical workshop provides an introduction to beeswax and its many uses. We will start with a block of raw beeswax and take it through the various preparation stages to produce bright, clean beeswax. From there we will make moulded, rolled and dipped candles. You will also learn how to make traditional beeswax furniture polish.
the properties of beeswax
preparation, cleaning and filtering beeswax
melting beeswax safely
the production of rolled, moulded and traditional dipped candles
getting a professional finish on your candles
making cream and paste furniture polishes
Level: Beginner and intermediate
Daily Programme: Coffee is available from 9.45am and the course starts at 10am. The course will finish promptly at 4.00pm.
Course Fees £95, includes material costs.
Materials: Materials are included in your course fee. You can expect to take the following items home with you at the end of the day: a rolled beeswax candle, a pair of traditional dipped candles, a moulded beeswax candle, 25g beeswax block, beeswax furniture polish and cream.
There will be an opportunity to buy additional beeswax candles, and blocks of beeswax on the day. These will be paid for separately.
Please bring with you:
an apron or an old over-shirt
a packed lunch. Note that tea, coffee and cold drinks will be available during the day.
Location: North Moreton Village Hall, High Street, North Moreton, Didcot, OX11 9AS. Parking is available in the recreation field at the bottom of Bear Lane. Please park considerately.
To reserve your place on this course please contact us.
Beekeeping Experience Days
If you are thinking of keeping bees or would just like to learn more about honey bees, our informal Beekeeping Experience Days are for you. These experience days also make an ideal gift. Further information attached. Please contact us to be put on the waiting list.