Beeswax Tapers

From St. Gregory Palamas Skete
BEESWAX TAPER CANDLES


Fill your home or church with the gentle fragrance of pure beeswax.

Item 1055 contains 12 table candles (12" in length and 3/4" in diameter)

Item 1310 contains approximately 50 thin candles (9" in length and 3/8" in diameter)

  • Beeswax Tapers (12 table candles) (Item #1055)
  • $49.95
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  • Beeswax Tapers (approx 50 thin candles) (Item #1310)
  • $32.95
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Colony Collapse Disorder

Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a troubling phenomenon in which worker bees from a European honey bee colony abruptly disappear. Many possible causes for CCD have been proposed, but no one proposal has gained widespread acceptance among the scientific community. One of the causes suggested is a family of pesticides called neonicotinoids; other suggested causes include infections with mites; malnutrition; various pathogens; genetic factors; immunodeficiencies; loss of habitat; changing beekeeping practices; or a combination of some or all of these factors.

Unfortunately, the availability of beeswax has been severely affected by CCD. Beeswax is produced by wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees, who discard it in or at the hive. The hive workers collect and use it to build the honey comb, forming cells for honey storage and larval and pupal comfort and protection within the hive. As the number of honeybee colonies and the amount of beeswax produced continues to drop, prices of beeswax will likely rise.



Saint Gregory Palamas Monastery: Mansfield, Ohio

The Monastery of Saint Gregory Palamas was established in 1982 by his Eminence Metropolitan Maximos, the Greek Orthodox Bishop of Pittsburgh, and is located in the agricultural country of northeastern Ohio, about 15 miles east of Mansfield. The regular cycle of monastic worship services is conducted primarily in English. Orthodox laymen can stay in the limited guest facilities for a few days, participating in the life of the monastery — the prayer, the work, the silence and the direction of a monastic confessor. This is the ancient traditional service of monasticism to the body of the church, and is perhaps this monastery's special contribution to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and generally to all Orthodox Christians. The monastic community has now grown to eight: three priestmonks, two monks and three others in various stages of discernment and training. The monastery is supported in part by sales of the beeswax candles made there.