Ferdinand Knorr came to the United States in 1904 after fleeing from his native Poland and the Russian Czar. Tinkering in his machine shop and enjoying his hobby of beekeeping proved to be a successful combination. Fred produced an improved honeycomb for his bees and his famous candles soon followed ... candles that were dripless, smokeless and had a gentle fragarance.
The candles were developed in 1928 and initially sold to gift shops and a local inn. The business has been operated by successive generations since 1950. Henry, Judy, and new owner Steve have made Knorr Candle Factory a continuing success by using only the finest materials and holding on to traditional manufacturing methods. Knorr's high quality dripless 100% Beeswax candles with top notch wicks are a welcome addition to homes in all fifty states and around the world. They are regarded truly as an art.
The meticulous craftsmanship that goes into Knorr candles follows the industrious efforts of thousands of bees. 160,000 bees must travel 150,000 miles collecting nectar to produce 60 pounds of honey that yields only 1 pound of beeswax. Pure 100% beeswax candles burn at a rate of 1 to 1 1/2 inches per hour and should be arranged about 4 inches apart out of the way of drafts. Candles should be stored at room temperature.
From the moment you first see your Knorr beeswax candle, light the candle and watch it burn so cleanly, you'll know you've gotten the highest quality beeswax candle available.