Pioneer Candle handcrafts 100% pure Oklahoma beeswax sourced from small Oklahoma apiaries. Beeswax is completely non-toxic and creates almost no smoke or soot, making it clean to burn and safe for people suffering from allergies or chemical sensitivities. It is naturally aromatic, and carries the light scent of honey. Only 1-2 pounds of beeswax is created per 20-25 pounds of honey, making beeswax somewhat rare. This accounts for the higher price of beeswax candles. However, because beeswax burns at a much higher temperature than other waxes, it lasts significantly longer. Our largest pillar burns for 85+ hours!