My friend Anna Herman suggested making beeswax candles for Rosh Hashanah. Anna is an urban beekeeper. She has several beehives in her back yard in Philadelphia. You can see her beehives in action at www.annasedibleadventures.com.
Making beeswax candles is easy! You can order beeswax sheets and wicks at Dadant & Sons.
All you have to do is place a wick across a beeswax sheet, and then roll it up into a candle. You may trim the wick if it is too long.
This activity is fun and safe for even the youngest participants. Beeswax is edible, so even if children stick it in their mouths, that’s ok!
Beeswax candles will make your Rosh Hashanah experience special with the clear light they produce and sweet aroma they emit as they burn at the festive table.