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09-13-2009, 04:30 AM
This DIY is a great idea from Thenewguy. He posted it at Breedbay and I found it there and he gave me permission to post it here. I hope you guys like it.

DIY Bee Line (http://www.beelinehawaii.com/)/Ital Hemp Lighter (http://www.italhemplighter.com/), a hemp cord coated in beeswax for a more organic ignition source. Here's a simple method on how to make your own.


1 Beeswax Candle

1 ball of 48Lb. hemp cord, I went with the 400 Foot ball

The How To:

First I light the 100% beeswax candle.

Get a nice pool of wax built up in the candle. (I once heard that a candle should be burnt for 1 hour for each inch in diameter that the candle is. Depending on the size of your candle, it might take a little longer for the wax to pool) this took close to an hour for me but I only have big candles at the moment.

Take how ever many feet of of line you want to make & cut it off. I like to Untwist a small section to dip (usually ends up being 3-6 inches).You don't have to untwist it but I feel it absorbs better into the hemp when untwisted, so that's what I do. If you decide to just dip the cord as is, you should rub the excess wax into the cord while wiping it off.


Start feeding the cord into the pool of wax.http://breedbay.co.uk/gallery/data/912/DSCF8591.JPG

When coated, twist the hemp line back together while wiping off any excess with your fingers.

Then smooth out the line so it is round again.

Repeat until the length you have selected to dip, is completed

This gets a little messy. There is always excess wax on your fingers, so a sheet of news paper or something that will collect the wax you rub off your fingers is a good idea.

Allow to cool & wrap it up around a plastic card or a piece of cardboard. I chose to use an old gift card that I made 3 or 4 cuts in.

The cuts are simply to hold the line in place both while using & on the card.

Now you light the wick with a lighter, candle, stove, or some form of fire power & toke away.

Make sure to extinguish after use!!!
These things really hold a cherry so make sure it is totally out so you don't burn something.

Closing Thoughts
It surprisingly does taste better than when using a lighter. This is pure speculation but, I think this thing works because hemp alone burns like $H!T. Since the hemp doesn't burn very well on it's own, I think that's why beeswax is added... to fuel the flame. I think the result of combining these two organic products (the word organic appeals to a pretty big crowd these dayz), causes the flame to burn @ a lower temperature than the lighter's flame does. One last note... it is kinda funny that essentially the idea is lighting weed with weed.

09-13-2009, 04:35 AM
thank you for this nice simple tutorial on making this. Good DIY

09-13-2009, 04:42 AM
no worries i found this and just knew it had to be shared. And thenewguy is got to be one of the nicest guys out there to let me post this and hes a member here too.

Thank thenewguy. I'm just the messenger.

09-13-2009, 04:47 AM
Cool and thanks for sharing...

09-13-2009, 07:12 AM
yeah nice thread dude.. thanks for sharing... always nice to see a nice diy thread.

Bubble man

09-13-2009, 07:30 PM
thanks for this

09-13-2009, 07:41 PM
Did the same thing, except I used 100% natural non-dyed bees wax..

09-13-2009, 09:58 PM
yeah check this beeswax 100% organic from my buddy's hives, gonna make a bunch of bee line and give it as christmas presents to my friends.


09-13-2009, 11:23 PM
thats a beautiful block of wax

09-14-2009, 03:46 AM
ya thats some nice wax. I gotta get a buddy with some bees.

Then i could start my TV show idea "A Room Full of Bees", where you have to do ordinary task and then out of no where the bees are released on you and the longer you last the more money you get.
Can ya tell i was stoned when i thought that one up. lol

09-14-2009, 03:41 PM
^ hahahahahahahahahhaha epic thanks for the compliments on the wax, it is from all citrus trees so it smells amazing. About how long, time wise, per foot would you say? Plan on using all this and making a lot. I may have access to more if I do I could make some and throw them up on the exchange depending on how time intensive this is.

09-14-2009, 10:53 PM
Yeah thats the type you need, any ideas where you could buy a block? Besides having a friend with a hive.

09-20-2009, 09:41 AM
i average about 2-3 feet per minute with the first dip.

there are a bunch of online retailers of pure bees wax in both candle and in block form. just do a google search & you should find something rather easy. - http://www.beeswaxco.com/multipurposeWax.htm
lately i haven't been untwisting the cord & just dipping. then after wards i have been using a propane torch to remove excess wax from the line & to help cook it into the line.

line ran threw the hot wax before cleaning (notice it's very uneven)

the reason you can't use this right now is because when you light it... any spot on the wick that is over dipped, will start dripping wax onto what you are trying to light.

the tools - paper plate & propane torch

As Small of A Flame as Possible

Simply heat the line & keep it moving to prevent it from catching on fire. i like to work with about 12"-16" at a time.

if the wax starts to bead up too much on the line... simply wipe it along the edge of the plate & continue.


notice... the wax will start to boil & absorb into the hemp right before combustion. a good technique & rhythm will prevent combustion.

the line comes out very clean & smooth

i would also like to add that in my left hand i had the card & was wrapping the freshly cleaned wick around the card while it was still hot. that helps it keep it's shape & prevents it from slipping off from the card.

09-24-2009, 10:55 PM
this thread is amazing thanks guys

09-25-2009, 12:48 PM
this is awesome!
how important is it to use a hemp cord? would cotton do aswell?
hemp cords are really hard to get in germany :(

09-25-2009, 04:00 PM
this is awesome!
how important is it to use a hemp cord? would cotton do aswell?
hemp cords are really hard to get in germany :(

Im sure it would work, just it would have to be untreated cotton. I think half the hipe around beeline is that its hemp.

Have you tried lookin online

Amazon.com: 20# Hemp Cord - 400ft/100% Natural: Kitchen & Dining


you would wont natural hemp cord too not the bleached.

09-25-2009, 08:54 PM
im having more troubles finding beeswax candles. i got a local candle shop that sells alot of soy candles. is there something about the beeswax that make it work better? or is it just for the purpose that its organic?
because if thats the case do u think its worth it that i try a soy candle?

09-26-2009, 09:52 AM
Im sure it would work, just it would have to be untreated cotton. I think half the hipe around beeline is that its hemp.

I think so aswell.
The bee wax should be the important part, not the cord.

yeah, odering online is no problem.
but shipping to germany costs way more than the product itself.
not available at the german amazon shop :(

will try the following days with cotton and post some pictures :)

10-05-2009, 08:20 AM
very creative! Probably a little cheaper than bee line!

10-21-2009, 07:13 PM
me and my buddies went up north over the weekend and we found hemp cord and unscented soy candles. made the line, tryed it out, coughed like hell lol. i dont suggest using soy. im just gunna say screw it and order beeline on friday and save myself some hassle

12-15-2009, 01:18 AM
Finally got around to making some beeline for presents. I am pretty satasfied with the results. It tastes a bit different from the beeline I bought. I did a few side by side or toke by toke comparisons and I am liking the shit I made so far. Gonna need some reviews from my friends.

12-15-2009, 01:38 AM
great gift idea man. kudos.

12-24-2009, 08:06 AM
I definitely think I'm going to have to give this a try.

12-28-2009, 02:50 PM
Cool gift idea, i made some line thanks to this thread and it has been working great. Has any one tried making there own thinner line? I used the thickness as listed in the first post and its much thicker then the bees line from the company. Thanks for the new ideas though

12-29-2009, 10:00 PM
I like the thick line. Also when the market opens back up I am gonna sell some....if thats allowed.