(Waitlist) Beeswax Basics: From Bees to Candles (Intergenerational) March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 2024 1:00PM—3:30PM


Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $50.00

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beeswax candles

During this workshop, we will work with 100% pure beeswax, a natural, renewable resource. You will learn how to melt and clean beeswax to make candles that emit a bright, healthful light within the same spectrum as the sun. Beeswax burns longer, drips less, and smells wonderful, naturally. 

Through demonstration and hands on learning, students will learn:

  • The wonderful properties of natural beeswax
  • How to melt and clean 100% raw beeswax cappings
  • The types of candles (tea-lights, votives, and tapers)
  • Types of wicks suitable for making beeswax candles
  • Essential equipment, dress & location needed to make beeswax candles
  • How to source, render, and filter beeswax
  • How to make beeswax candles
  • How to use silicon and other molds to make beeswax candles

Each student will take home two handmade 100% beeswax candles.

Your instructor will provide the following:

  • All materials needed for class

Students are asked to bring:

  • Bring a snack or click here to learn about local eating opportunities in the area.

Skill Level 
No experience needed.

Age Requirement
Students ages 16 and older are welcome to attend. Ages 16-17 can register with parent permission, which you can give with an email to info@marinemillsfolkschool.org

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $40
Materials fee: $10
Total cost: $50

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance a teacher’s need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.