Bee Line Organic hemp wick is a healthier alternative to butane fueled lighting. Bee Line it's a hemp & bees wax wick, wrapped around a recycled match book style cardboard. It has a spot to extinguish the flame and a notch to "hold" the wick in place so it doesn't come unraveled. When the wick is lit, it burns slow or fast depending on how you hold it, if you angle the wick above the flame, it burns quick, below and it slows down & will go out, at a perfect level it will hold the flame well. There is very very little ash produced from the wick, and typically it's not accumulated before taking a hit. The wick itself doesn't have a any real odor when burning.One of the biggest advantages to using a Bee Line to light your herb is the fact that it eliminates the use of butane. To avoid any butane contamination, I recommend lighting it with a handle. I keep a smokers candle in my favorite chill out spot so I always have something to light my wick with. The other great advantage is the taste! No, not so much of the wick, but the lack of butane taste in your bowl. Anyone who has used a Hakko rod or similar knows what i'm talking about, when you eliminate the butane taste (that many people don't notice, until it's gone!) the true flavor of your herb can shine. The only thing I dislike is that it tends to go quickly, a package will usually last me about a week or two, whereas a bic lighter would last me twice that, but hey, it's a lot better for you.