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Marklin Candle: Spiritual Inspiration from Bees


Since 1985, Martin Marklin has purchased over 250,000 pounds of beeswax to make liturgical candles. When he realized how little he knew about the creatures that produced his beeswax, he became a beekeeper.  This decision, he says, transformed his business and his life.  Now, with his candle factory in Contoocook, he shares his knowledge of bees and the inspiration he found.

Martin Marklin's beehives in winter.


  • Martin Marklin - Founder of Marklin Candle and liturgical designer for candles and furnishings for churches throughout the U.S. and overseas.  He was past president of the Kearsarge Beekeepers Association and former N.H. delegate to the Eastern Apicultural Society.

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