Most Frequently Asked...

Are they reusable?

YES! Our wraps are reusable for up to a year (depending on use and care). That's what makes them so great!

How do you wash them?

For small messes take a Swedish dishcloth, wipe them off and lay them to dry.

For a bigger mess can take cold water, a gentle soap (alcohol free) and wipe them off. Rinse in cold water and lay to dry. Never use hot or warm water!

How long do they last?

Our beeswax wraps will last for about 9 to 12 months with proper care.


More FAQ's

Storage & Care

 

Can they go in the fridge?

YES! Nature Bee wraps are great for storing your half cut fruits and vegetables in the fridge. This includes items like lettuce, cheese, avocados, cover bowls etc.

 

How do I store them?

We suggest storing them rolled up in a jar, or folded in a drawer away from heat or direct sun.

 

How do I wash them?

For small messes take a Swedish dishcloth, wipe them off and lay them to dry.

For a bigger mess can take cold water, a gentle soap (alcohol free) and wipe them off. Rinse in cold water and lay to dry. Never use hot or warm water!

 

How do I throw them out?

You can COMPOST our wraps! Another great way to use your wraps at the end of their life is to use them as fire starters.

 

Wrapping

 

Can you wrap warm or hot things in them?

We do NOT recommend using them on hot/warm items, in the microwave, in the oven, on the stove, in the dishwasher, in the washing machine etc. This may result in permanent damage to your wrap or even cause a potential fire hazard. If you are looking to cover leftovers make sure they cool down completely before covering them. Steam will cause the wraps to sweat and lose their stickiness.

 

Can you wrap anything?

Almost! We do not suggest wrapping raw meats or cooked meats directly, but you can put them in a bowl and cover with a wrap so that you avoid any direct contamination.

We advise you to ‘play it safe’ and avoid contact with these sorts of items. Citrus fruits work well in our wraps but not for long periods of time especially pineapple. If the fruit is too acidic it will eat away at the wrap over time. However short periods of time (3-5 days) are great and will keep your fruits fresher.

 

Can oil touch the wraps?

Nature Bee wraps can cover items that contain oil however we advise against your wraps touching directly with lots of oil. This will cause the wrap to get oil stained.

 

Will they stain?

Some foods like beets or peppers may stain your wrap, but this not not harm the function or quality of the wrap. Food that might stain your hands or cutting board are likely the same foods that would stain your wraps.

 

Will they stain my food?

NO. Our wraps will in no way harm your food or leave a stain on your food.

 

Will my food smell like beeswax?

There is a slight chance that your food may temporarily have a light beeswax smell to them. This is not permanent or common, but it can happen, especially with new wraps left on an item for a longer period of time. This doesn't affect the quality or safety of your food.

 

Safety

 

Are they flammable?

YES. These wraps are easily flammable and will catch on fire if in direct contact or indirect contact with a string heat source or flame.

 

Are they waterproof?

Our wraps are not waterproof, but the beeswax coating allows them to be highly resistant to water and liquids.

 

Are the ingredients safe?

All the ingredients are completely food safe, and safe for people and pets. These wraps and the ingredients will not tamper or with your food or personal health.

 

Can I use these wraps if I am allergic to bees?

YES! After consulting a published article, we found that “a direct relationship between allergy to bee products and bee venom has not been shown”. So, you can use our wraps safely, however if you suspect you may have an allergy to beeswax, consult your doctor before using and coming in contact with beeswax wraps and products of any kind. If you have an established beeswax allergy, DO NOT use these wraps.

 

Wrap anatomy

 

Why do they smell?

Our wraps have a light beeswax-y smell due to the natural behaviour of the raw product. Natural beeswax that is pure will have a slight odour that many people find relaxing and pleasant. This smell is completely natural, and is a good sign that your wraps are made from pure and natural beeswax.

 

What makes them sticky?

The raw pine tree resin and beeswax used in our wraps result in a slightly tacky touch to our wraps. This sticky feeling is what makes these wraps so effective at wrapping your food and dishes. This feeling will slightly decrease as you keep using the wraps. It is totally natural and safe.

 

Where are these made?

These wraps are made in beautiful Victoria, B.C, Canada! We live and work on a beautiful island just off the Coast of Vancouver B.C.

 

What are these made of?

Our wraps are made of 100% Natural Beeswax, Pine resin, Jojoba oil, and Cotton.