Candles and Beeswax
Knorr Candle Factory
If you are looking for some light in your life, candles are a sure way to give your room and your heart a warm glow. Knorr's Candle Factory is probably the largest and best stocked candle store in the San Diego area. For kids and parents who enjoy candles, this place is a treasure chest!
Located in beautiful Del Mar, the outside of this store is more like a secret garden than a storefront. In addition to quality candles, you will find a paved walkway, secluded seating areas, a foot bridge, a small water fountain, flowers, and greenery. This garden is small; but, it is very quaint.
Not surprisingly, beeswax comes from bees.
- Bees fly around to collect nectar from flowers.
- The bees convert the nectar into honey (they eat the nectar and spit it out repeatedly until it is converted into honey).
- The bees eat the honey and make beeswax (the beeswax is secreted from specialized glands on their abdomens).
- The beeswax is used to make honeycombs. The honeycombs are where baby bees (larvae) are raised. Honeycombs also store honey and pollen.
- Farmers harvest the beeswax and use itfor a variety of purposes. The wax can be used as is, or it can be clarified and/or dyed to different colors.
It is estimated that bees fly a combined distance of 150,000 miles to collect enough nectar to produce 60 pounds of honey which can be converted into 1 pound of beeswax.
Beeswax sheets are made by pressing beeswax between patterned metal rollers. Beekeepers use the beeswax sheets as a foundation where bees can build their honeycombs. In contrast, candle lovers use the hexagonal-patterned sheets to make candles.
Location, Parking, Hours of Operation
Knorr Candles Factory
14906 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA. 92014
Hours: hours vary by season, but typically: 10 am to 6 pm, everyday
The driveway into Knorr Candle Factory is hidden among trees and greenery. Look for signs as you drive along Via De La Valle, it is located on the north side of the street. There are about 10 parking spots. Clean and easily accessible bathrooms available on site.
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