about us

our story

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

we started out in our little kitchen, creating six or seven candles an evening while juggling our other jobs. With not much money to spare, we created our own makeshift machinery to help us produce more of our beer bottle candles. The Wandering Bee was quickly growing and glowing from strength to strength. After many months of having a three year old, two dogs and three cats under our feet at home, it was time to move our small business into its own space.

today, we feel extremely proud and grateful to be able to say that we now have our own studio based at the World of Wedgwood, in Stoke-on-Trent. From this new studio space we take your average beer bottle, lovingly hand score, split and grind down (now using legitimate machinery) to create your candle container. We then carefully hand pour 100% natural, scented soy wax inside, creating a candle with a difference.

by moving into this larger studio space, we have been able to explore new opportunities and work with some incredible people. The Wandering Bee was sold in John Lewis with the Curated Makers, we had two popup shops on Oxford Street with the Hellfire Collective, we became a stockist in seven stores across the UK, we were able to collaborate with many amazing companies and hire our first member of staff. The first year of running this small business has been incredible and we can’t wait to see where we go from here!

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

from day one, creating something that is environmentally friendly, plant based & cruelty free has been and continues to be super important to us. You can read more about how we’re being as sustainable as we possibly can by clicking on the button below. 

meet the family