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Beeswax Candle Making 101 (Second Session)

February 17 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm

Learn how to make three different kinds of beautiful beeswax candles: rolled sheets, dipped tapers, and poured mould candles.

Did you know that the flame of a beeswax candle is as close to pure sunlight as you can get? Moreover, beeswax is non-toxic, burns cleanly, and fragrances the air in a beautiful honey aromatherapy experience. Learn how the honey bees produce beeswax and learn tips and techniques to make different kinds of beautiful beeswax candles: rolled sheets, dipped tapers, and poured mould candles. All participants will take home four candles made in class.

Program price includes all materials.

Saturday, February 17, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Member $90 Public $100 (plus taxes and fees)

About Oliver Couto

Oliver Couto is a longstanding member of the Ontario Beekeepers Association and a former Co-Chair of the Toronto Beekeepers Collective and an instructor of introductory beekeeping courses at theToronto Botanical Garden. He is producer of The Sacred Bee film series that gently unites the world’s religions through the paradigm of the honeybee. He practices Apitherapy; the ancient branch of beekeeping to do with the health benefits of the products of the hive. He is the owner of The Bee Shop located in Toronto’s west end and has been a beekeeper for over 20 years.

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Join the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) as a member to get a discount on this program, upcoming events and classes, and free parking. A TBG membership helps you deepen your knowledge and connection to the natural world, become a part of a dynamic community of plant people, and be inspired! Become a member !

Safe Program Access

  • To ensure the safety of our participants and instructors, all staff, volunteers, and participants are welcome to wear masks indoors and maintain physical distancing.
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  • This is an in-person, indoor, Adult Education program at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

We appreciate your support and cooperation.

Registration Deadline: Friday February 9, noon.


February 17
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON M3C 1P2 Canada