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Why use BeeBee beeswax food wraps?

Stop plastic pollution - BeeBee's are your plastic free, planet friendly alternative to clingfilm. Being compostable they are zero waste helping to reduce plastic pollution towards a more sustainable life. 

Organic - Our 'GOTS' certified organic cotton is better for the planet, for your food and for you. With no pesticides or toxic dyes your food is wrapped in organic love!

Beautiful - The 'Eco' option should be fun and inspiring, not bland and boring. This has always been at the heart of who we are at BeeBee. With this splash of colour Chevron is no exception!

Fresh food for longer - BeeBee beeswax food wraps store your bread fresher than plastic ever could, slow the browning of your avocados, keep salad fresh for a week, house cheese happily without the nasty sweat and give your fruit, veg and leftovers breathing space!

Cut food waste - Our breathable seal stops food becoming sweaty, with less moisture your food last longer cutting down on food waste and saving you money.

 

How do BeeBee beeswax wraps work?

Using the heat of your hands shape your BeeBee around bowls and food to create a breathable seal. Play around and feel how they are malleable when warm and hold their shape when cold. 

Hand wash in cold water and eco-friendly soap. Avoid using with raw meat and fish, dishwashers or microwaves. 

If necessary recharge your BeeBee by ironing between two sheets of greaseproof paper, peel away while still wet and hold aloft until dry.

Love your BeeBee and it will last a year or more. Then ensure you leave no trace by composting your BeeBee or using as a firelight on your wood-burning stove!

 

How does heat interact with BeeBee beeswax wraps?

Your BeeBee is made from beeswax which will feel different at varying temperatures. In warmer environments they feel softer, in colder, they feel firmer and not as tacky. BeeBee beeswax wraps are not fans of your microwave, dishwasher, washing machine or oven. They love to be hand washed in cold water. Ensure the food is cold before wrapping.

 

How long will a BeeBee last?

With love, your BeeBee should last around a year or longer. The grippy quality of your wrap will reduce with use, however, they can still work effectively to wrap food. Please follow directions for recharging your BeeBee here.

 

BeeBee beeswax wraps smell delicious but will the fragrance affect my food?

The BeeBee fragrance is direct from the hive itself but won't pass on to the food. Over time with washing the smell will diminish.

 

Does food stain my BeeBee?

Some foods will stain your BeeBee Wrap adding to its personality! However, if you prefer not to stain it avoid direct contact with foods that would typically stain clothes on contact, for example, tomatoes, blackcurrants, beetroot etc.

 

Which foods are great to use with BeeBee beeswax wraps?

Experiment and try whatever you normally eat!

The Giant wrap is perfect for keeping bread fresh, whilst it seals around bread to prevent staling it allows bread to breathe prolonging its life. It is also fabulous at packing up a picnic of foods which can be stored together e.g. a mountain of sandwiches! Fold the wrap in half, tapering the edges between your warm fingers to seal shut and you have a salad bag which keeps green leaves fresh for a week.

Our Large wrap is our most versatile as you can always over wrap food. Try it with cheese, sandwiches, celery, melon, cover leftovers, make pouches for nuts and crisps...endless ideas!

Our Medium wrap is wonderful for small cheeses, children's sandwiches, bowls of leftovers, herbs bundles, pouching up nuts, half a squash. 

The Small wraps are brilliant for wrapping the end of cucumber, avocado or lemon, they cover jam jars, sauce and milk bottles, make the cutest of all the pouches and have, at times, rescued us when we lost the cork to opened wine!

Avoid raw meat and fish. 

 

Why use only organic cotton?

Standard cotton accounts for a quarter of all pesticides used globally, may contain GMO and is often responsible the worst working conditions including child labour. Plus the dyes used to print designs are often toxic chemicals unsuitable for use with food or near skin. We couldn't possibly accept that. How could we address a problem on one hand and create another terrible problem on the other? 

From Day One we pledged never to use an unsustainable fabric as the base fro our beeswax wraps. Right now that is GOTS certified organic cotton. This certification ensures that we are sourcing our cotton from mills which provide safe and fair working conditions for their staff, they do not employ children, there are no GMO used, no pesticides and no man-made fertilisers. The prints are created with low impact, organically certified dyes which are graded for use next to skin and so are the safest we can find!

Organic cotton is better for the planet, better for your food and better for you. 

 

Where do you source your cotton? 

We go directly to the growers in India to buy our cotton. This reduces the miles it travels around the world and therefore the carbon footprint. We have a mixture of both air and sea freight at the moment but we are hoping to only use sea freight as soon as possible. 

 

Where do you source your beeswax?

As much beeswax as we can source, almost all, comes from the surrounding area. We are friends with our local beekeepers who provide us with kilos and kilos of this wonderful natural material. When stocks are low locally we go further afield. We always ensure the bees have a high standard of care. Our local beekeepers deliver their beeswax to us by car, sometimes electric car!

 

Where do you source your tree resin and organic jojoba oil? 

Our Soil Association accredited organic jojoba oil is from Argentina where it is grown. We currently have a mixture of both air and sea freight but we are working hard to only receive our stock by sea. 

Our tree resin is sea freighted to us from Portugal where it is extracted from sustainably grown pine forests.

 

Who make BeeBee beeswax wraps?

Team BeeBee hand make all BeeBee beeswax wraps in our workshop in Cambridge. We use state of the art equipment affectionately named Bertha, Boris and Flora. Every wrap is checked for quality a number of times by a member of the team and packaging individually, also by hand. 

 

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship everywhere. However, check our stockists' list to see if you're close to one. This will probably cost you less in shipping and certainly be better for the environment.