Bee Line VS Other Brands
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 naturally occurring conditions 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. So 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. The only 100% Organic Hemp Wick:
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 (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.