Alpine Bee is a small, family-­owned and operated natural beeswax candle company located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Our candles were created after searching for candles that didn’t contain carcinogenic chemicals, bleach, petroleum, metal wicks, and other ingredients we didn’t want to burn and breathe in our home. When we couldn’t find clean candles, we decided to make our own-we found local beeswax and started experimenting. After perfecting our recipe, we wanted to make clean, long burning, locally sourced beeswax candles for others to enjoy, too, and considered what kind of company we wanted to be. We decided to give back to the bees, via organizations raising awareness about honeybees and other pollinators and their struggling numbers due to disease, lack of habitat, pesticide and herbicide overuse and other problems. We have expanded our line since those early days but continue making clean candles using locally sourced beeswax coupled with the very best ingredients we can find, always with the bees in mind.