Our Top 3 Most Asked Questions

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?

If your wraps just have a bit of crumbs on them or they were covering a bowl just take a wet cloth ( we suggest our swedish dishcloths) and wipe them off and lay them to dry.

If there is a bit more residue on them you can take cold water and a gentle soap ( alcohol free) and wipe them off gently. Rinse with cold water and lay to dry. Never use hot water or warm water as it will melt the wax and ruin the wraps.

How long do they last?

Quite a while! Nature Bee Beeswax Wraps will last around 9 - 12 months depending on how often you use them and how you care for them.

Wrap storage & Use faq's

Can they go in the fridge?

YES! Nature Bee Beeswax Wraps are great in the fridge. They work well for keeping food fresher for long. Store your half cut fruits and vegetables in your Nature Bee wraps. This includes items such as peppers, 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?

If your wraps just have a bit of crumbs on them or they were covering a bowl just take a wet cloth (we suggest our swedish dishcloths) and wipe them off and lay them to dry.

If there is a bit more residue on them you can take cold water and a gentle soap ( alcohol free) and wipe them off gently. Rinse with cold water and lay to dry. Never use hot water or warm water as it will melt the wax and ruin the wraps.

Can I travel with them?

It is totally safe and easy to travel with our wraps. They don’t need to be carried in their own separate pouch, and can be rinsed off when you get home.

Can I travel internationally with them?

NO. Only some countries will allow beeswax across their border. This will depend on the specific rules and regulations according to the country you intend to visit. For example, you are not allowed to bring our wraps into Australia. We recommend a container or reusable bag insead for your travels that meet the border regulations of the country you are leaving and the country you will be entering.

Wrapping FAQ's

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 you wrap 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 you wrap meat?

We do NOT recommend wrapping meat directly on the wrap.

Can you wrap dairy?

YES! You can wrap cheeses, but we advise against most liquid dairy products.

Can oil touch the wraps?

Nature Bee Beeswax 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. If in the nearly nonexistent chance they do, please contact us.

Will they affect my food?

YES! Our wraps will positively affect your food. They will keep your food fresher for longer, and prolong the life of your food. Our wraps will not have any negative or harmful effects on your food, and will not affect the safety of consumption of 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 faq's

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.

End of life faq's

How do I throw them out?

You can COMPOST our wraps! Just throw them in your green bin or use them as you see fit. Be responsible with how you use your wraps. A few suggestions we have are to use them as twist ties, fire starters, plant supports etc.

Wrap anatomy faq's

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.

Why are they sticky?

The raw pine 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.

Is it the same as wax paper?

These are very different from wax paper. Wax paper is a paper that has been coated in a thin layer of paraffin wax, making it nonstick and water-resistant but NOT heat resistant. It will melt when it comes in contact with even relatively low heat, and at a higher heat will catch on fire just like any other piece of paper would. Paraffin wax is obtained from petroleum by dewaxing light lubricating oil stocks. ALTERNATIVELY, our wraps are made from 100% natural beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba oil and organic cotton. Wax paper does not mold to objects, and does not react with food and produce in the same way wax paper does.

Is it the same as parchment paper?

NO. Our wraps are very different than parchment paper. Parchment paper is a cellulose-based paper that is chemically treated to create a non-stick surface that is extremely durable, heat-resistant, and water-resistant.Because parchment paper is heat-safe and nonstick, it’s used constantly in baking to line sheet trays and cake pans. It eliminates the need in many situations to grease the cooking vessel or surface with oil, butter, or another fat. Parchment paper is intended for cooking, and not storing food. Our wax paper is not to be used in cooking at all, as it would catch on fire.

Is it the same as normal fabric?

NO. Our 100% cotton is treated with beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba oil to allow it to mold and hold onto food and dishes. Our beeswax wraps have very different functions and properties compared to regular cloth, and we don’t necessarily recommend using plain cloth to preserve your food.

Are these natural?

Our beeswax wraps are 100% natural because they are made with natural, pure ingredients and no harsh additives.

Are these environmentally friendly?

These wraps are environmentally friendly! For many reasons, being that; they help reduce/eliminate food waste, they are made of natural and responsibly sourced ingredients, they are 100% compostable, they contain no harsh chemicals that can cause damage to people, plants, animals, or water/soil, they reduce plastic waste and consumption, they are responsibly produced, just to name a few.

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. They are made with love too!  

Why these wraps?

Why is this different from other brands?

We have our own unique blend of beeswax, pine resin, and jojoba oil. Many brand use these ingredients, but at different ratios, and with other additives. Our unique formula is what makes our wraps the best (in our opinion). We also have different patterns than other brands, different sizing options, different product options, we are made locally in Saanichton BC and responsibly source all our materials and ingredients.

Why are they 'so expensive'?

We believe that our products are reasonably priced, and are comparable to other brands of similar size. We are a growing company and do our best to price our products to where we can maintain our business model and be accessible to the customer. We totally recognize that our products may be out of reach for some customers, and still appreciate their interest. We are a small and growing company that employs local workers and pay them a fair wage. These costs are high, and therefor causes us to price our product slighter higher so we can sustain our business.

Why not just buy a cheaper one?

As a consumer, you are of course free to buy whatever you’d like, and we in no way expect everyone to buy our products. We hope that those we serve enjoy our wraps and continue to support us. Cheaper wraps may also be made of impure beeswax, that is usually ‘cut’ with paraffin wax. The other materials and ingredients may not be fully listed or pure and healthy. You may find that not all wraps are created equal and that you may not prefer a cheaper wrap to a more expensive option. At the end of the day it is your choice to decide what works best for you.

Do I have to use these?

If you currently like to use plastic wrap or plastic bags to store your food, we think you would enjoy these wraps! We do not market these products a things everyone must have, but as products that can help you live a low waste lifestyle.

Why not use plastic wrap?

Plastic wraps is a soft plastic this is not easily recycled and not often accepted to be recycled. Causing you to produce unnecessary plastic waste. Plastics are made from petrochemicals which are toxic for the environment. These chemicals can be harmful in humans and though common today in the kitchen, have not always been a food safe product. Plastic wrap was originally invented by accident and used by the US military. Plastic wrap is largely known to create a large amount of waste, which is why many people are looking for reusable and functional alternatives, like beeswax wraps.

Why not use plastic bags?

Plastic bags are made up of a soft plastic this is not easily recycled and not often accepted to be recycled. Causing you to produce unnecessary plastic waste. Plastics are made from petrochemicals which can be toxic to the environment and contribute to climate change. Plastic bags may be reused a few times, but at the end of their life will never fully decompose. We do not fully know how long it will take for plastic bags to decompose (since none of them have yet) into organic matter - but it is commonly estimated to take 1000 years.