about us

our story

The Wandering Bee is a family-run small business based in Staffordshire that launched in early 2021. Our mission is to create kick-ass kind candles handcrafted from beer bottles - that are kinder to the planet and better for your health.

"Our wild journey of crafting candles started in our little kitchen. Using the hob, we were pouring just a handful of candles an evening while juggling our other jobs. It was mid-pandemic and orders were flooding in. We didn't have much money to spare, so we had to create our own makeshift machinery to help us keep up with the orders for our beer bottle candles. The Wandering Bee was quickly growing and glowing from strength to strength, and in just five months, I (Beth) was able to quit my job in the NHS to focus on The Wandering Bee full-time. But it was no walk in the park; we had a lot going on at home with our three-year-old, two dogs, and three cats under our feet. So we decided to bite the bullet and relocate to a more spacious spot.

We moved The Wandering Bee from our humble abode to a much bigger warehouse space, situated at the World of Wedgwood. From there, we opened up shop here in Stone, first down Adies Alley and now to a big beautiful building in the High Street. Upstairs in our new shop is where we work our magic, transforming your average beer bottles into sleek candle containers. We carefully hand score, split and grind (now with a little help from some legitimate machinery) and meticulously hand pour 100% soy wax inside, creating candles with a difference.

Since moving into a physical shop and studio space, we've had the chance to collaborate with lots of amazing businesses and pursue many exciting ventures. The Wandering Bee has been sold in John Lewis with the Curated Makers, at the Bullring in Birmingham with Design44, in Restaurant Lunar at the World of Wedgwood, and even at Chester Zoo! We've had two pop-up shops on Oxford Street & one in Shoreditch, East London with the Hellfire Collective, and we are proud to be stocked and showcased in over 35 shops and restaurants across the UK. Additionally, we’ve gone on to win the 'Sustainable Business' award through KLARNA and have been awarded as one of their listed promotional brands. We've had the privilege of teaming up with numerous fantastic brands to bring you several collaborative campaigns. We've gone on to hire three members of staff and have had another baby! So our hive is positively buzzing. These past three years have been unbelievable, and we're eager to see where our journey takes us next!"

The Wandering Bee, creates kick-ass kind candles that are premium, handcrafted and smell as good as you.

We're all about making products that are kind to the planet, animals, and people. Being sustainable and sourcing ethical ingredients is extremely important to us, so we're doing our bit to make a difference. Wanna know more? Just hit that button below and we'll fill you in! 

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