What is Bee Line?
Bee Line is a natural, organic alternative to butane lighters and matches.
Bee Line combines two ancient, renewable resources, hemp and beeswax, for an all-natural, higher quality flame.
Bee Line is used to light medicinal herbs, pipes, fine cigars, and hand rolled tobacco cigarettes.
Bee Line is the "connoisseurs choice" because it retains high quality flavor.
Bee Line requires an external flame (candles work great when convenient). Lighters also work great, but please let Bee Line take the butane hit for you. Never inhale butane gas and flint directly from a lighter. Skip the stinky chemicals released from matches altogether.
All Bee Line's packs, display boxes and literature is printed on recycled and, or hemp paper.
Take caution once you ignite your Bee Line and ALWAYS SAFELY EXTINGUISH
Bee Line is a multi-purpose product, made from two ancient renewable resources straight from Mother Nature.
Our customers use Bee Line for:
1) Arts & Crafts - Bee Line is perfect for candle making
2) Vegetable Garden Ties - The wax resists water and rot while the strength of hemp string holds firm.
3) Camping Light - The wick burns strong and can even tolerate rain.
4) Surf Board leash String - Our wicks have held up against salt water for years.
5) Lighting - Smokers and burners and boilers.
HOW TO USE BEE LINE
1. First you'll need a source of fire, usually a lighter (don't worry you won't be inhaling it this time). Candles are great for multiple lightings.
2. Take your Bee Line slightly pointing downward (a Wickit Wand would do it perfectly for you) and light the end for 1-2 seconds.
3. Hold the burning beeline just above your pipe bowl or in front of your cigarette and light as you would with a typical lighter.
4. Take a puff and enjoy the natural taste and health benefits!!
5. Extinguish your Bee Line safely and then tell your friends so they can enjoy the benefits as well!
HOW BEE LINE WORKS
The wick works by a principle called capillary action. The fibers are spun into threads, which are bundled and braided together. The spaces between the fibers, threads, and braids act as capillaries, which cause liquids to be drawn into them. If you place a drop of water in the center of a paper towel you will see that the drop is absorbed and the wet spot expands. Where the expansion occurs is where capillary action is taking place, the candle wicking absorbs wax the same way. All combustion is the rapid oxidation of a fuel (in the case of candles a combination of carbon and hydrogen) that produces carbon dioxide, water vapor, ozone, heat and light. The flame is provided by the user to heat the beeswax causing the beeswax to liquify and vaporize. Once vaporized, the fuel combines with oxygen in the atmosphere to form a flame. This flame then provides sufficient heat to keep the hemp string burning via a self-sustaining chain of events. The brighter, hotter, yellower part of the flame is the remaining carbon being oxidized to form carbon dioxide.
In taper candles the wick is the structure which supports the first layers of wax that create the candle. In all candles it acts as a fuel pump, supplying liquefied wax up to the top where all of the action takes place. As a regulator, different size wicks allow different amounts of wax up into the combustion area providing different size flames.
In most cases a smoking wick is a sign that the wick chosen for the candle was too large. When a wick is too large, it will try to consume more melted wax than the flame can efficiently burn. The unburned material escapes the flame as soot or smoke. If there is more fuel flowing up the wick than can be fully combusted with the available oxygen, smoke is generated which is the visible remnant of the unburned fuel.
BEE LINE VS OTHER BRANDS
1. Color/Texture: Our hemp is organically grown. Our manufacturers use an all natural and traditional process called retting. This is an older process used before chemicals started to appear. The harvest of different batches of hemp and the the naturally occurring conditions to which the harvest is subjected to during the retting process all effect the color of the hemp along with the organic and natural processing. We don't bleach our hemp so the color that it is, is the color that it leaves the field. While it may seem like light colored and uniform hemp is superior quality it is actually because other hemp manufacturers process their hemp with acid salts and bleach which makes the hemp more uniform, but weaker and more pulpy, because its processed to a pulp and stuck back together. Ours is a long strand which minimizes the excess smoke for a cleaner burn .
2. 100% Organic: Certified organic is a term used loosely in the textile/twine industry. For instance even certified organic products can still be washed, bleached or dyed with chemicals. The organic certification is the method on which the plants are grown, not what is done to them afterwards. All of our twines and clothing meet the global organic textile standard, which is even better in our opinion because it also applies to what has been done to the plant after it has been harvested as well. Including dyes, pigments and bleaches. The only thing used to dye any of our textiles is hydrogen peroxide and the only thing we sell as of right now that has been through that process is the ivory colored hemp sheets. Even tough is not possible to certify wax as organic (ask the USDA), we try to keep our wax as young as possible (Bees wax is a receptor to any chemical substance out there, whether is a natural one or introduced by men, so the longer it remains in the comb the larger amounts it gets). The wax is applied in Hawaii and in Eastern Europe (Romania), all by organic, loving hands.
WHY DO WE USE BEESWAX?
We only use 100% natural, organic beeswax in our wicks,
Made entirely from Mother Nature.
1. Beeswax is one of nature’s most perfect products. It is self preserving and contains a multitude of beneficial ingredients
2. Beeswax is one of the only known fuels which emits balanced, air cleansing negative ions (thus removing toxins and purifying the air).
3. Beeswax burns brighter, longer and cleaner than any man made wax (which are by-products of the petroleum industry).
4. Studies have shown that burning beeswax stimulates the pituitary gland, increasing intuition, creativity and heightens dream activity.
5. The spectrum of light from burning beeswax is identical to that of the sun.
6. Beeswax has been used since the beginnings of civilization. It has been found in Pharaoh’s tombs, Viking ships and Roman ruins. Beeswax is self-preserving and does not deteriorate over time.
Other candles and wicks typically contain one of the following waxes:
A grey-black sludge that is a by-product of the petroleum refining process. It is treated, colored , and scented with toxic chemicals. When burned these carcinogens fill the room. Breathing the fumes of a paraffin candle has been compared to breathing the fumes of a diesel engine.
Made from mineral oil , a petroleum based product, and a gelling agent. Synthetic colors and scents are added that when burned produce toxic fumes. Due to the characteristics of the gel , Gel Candles must be burned in a container. Containers restrict air flow leading to incomplete combustion, introducing pollutants (soot) into the air .
Not a wax at all , but hydrogenated soybean oil. Soybean oil is heated to high temperature, (140Cº - 225 Cº) and then introduced to hydrogen and nickel (a suspected carcinogen) as a catalyst to solidify the oil. Synthetic colors and scents are then added that when burned produce toxic fumes.