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Charleston candlemaker busy as a bee


The air in candle-maker Brooke Smith’s kitchen smelled sweet, though it had nothing to do with the morning’s oatmeal.
On a single eye of her electric stove, a block of beeswax in a metal pitcher slowly melted. The pitcher leaned back in a pot of steadily boiling water.
As the wax melted, it released the faint smell of honey.

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