Hello! I wanted to know if it was better for bees if you by soy candles instead of beeswax candles? Thanks! :)
Hi! I don’t study honeybees (just the native ones), and I honestly don’t know very much about them. I don’t think, however, that purchasing bee products would be detrimental to them, especially if you support local bee keepers. The huge majority of bees’ contribution to us is not their honey or beeswax; it’s their pollination services on our crops. I think it would be far more beneficial to bees if you tried to buy local, organic produce instead of abstaining from buying beeswax candles.
I’m always happy to answer questions as best as I can, and I absolutely love it when people are curious about how they can help bees, but there are definitely far better honeybee people out there than I! Here’s one, for example!