This candle is modelled after an old fashion Beehive Skep. Skeps are upside down baskets used to house bees for over 2000 years. All of our candles are made with 100 % pure beeswax and lead-free cotton wicks. They are chemical and fragrance free. Beeswax candles can burn up to three times longer than paraffin and soya candles because beeswax is a harder wax. Beeswax candles produce negative ions to help clean the air, so people with allergies and asthma can enjoy beeswax candles.