I've been wanting to make some beeswax candles for quite some time, but didn't want to pay shipping prices to get a few blocks of the wax sent to me, since we have a well-known beekeeping business about an hour away. A few months ago, I was finally near the business, so I bought a few 1-lb. blocks of pure beeswax.
I used a knife to grate large shreds off the block.
I didn't use a thermometer to heat the wax - I just heated it until it was all melted. Watch the wax carefully, because I got distracted with one batch and it did burn a little.
I used wicks that have metal tabs on them, so it's easy to secure them in your candle container. I just dipped them in the melted wax and stuck them in place.
I used some vintage metal Jello molds and a pretty tea cup for my candles. Only pour a little bit of wax at a time and let it harden a little (like the candle on the right), so that the hot wax doesn't melt the wax holding your wick in place. Once it's hardened up a little, I added more hot wax.
The next day I trimmed the wicks down to size. The candles have a light scent of honey and burn much cleaner than regular candles and I just love the natural color of beeswax.