Use these Beeware wraps on your leftover bowls, fruit, veges or even to wrap your lunch and snacks! They are super easy to use – shape them around the food with the heat of your hands which softens the wrap and then allows it to stick to itself around the food.
Use your Beeware to wrap cheese, vegetables, bread, fruit, fresh herbs and baked goods. Beeware is not recommended for use with raw meat.
We produce several sizes of Beeware. If you are new to our product, we recommend starting with our assorted set of three sizes, which includes one each of our small (17cm x 20cm), medium (27cm x 30cm), and large (35cm x 40cm) wraps. Experiment with these in your kitchen to determine which size is most useful for you.
Our Beeware wraps are hand-made in NZ, therefore, you might see variations in details, shape and size between wraps. I try to keep them as big as I can for each size category. The size chart gives you a general idea and a minimum dimension. The colour will be randomly picked unless you tell us what you would like.
Xtra Small: 12x14cm
Cover jars, yogurt pots or little snacks like nuts.
Wrap half of a lemon, the end of a cucumber, half of an onion (the wrap won’t hold the smell), half of an avocado, a small bowl, carrot sticks or other snack items.
Medium: 27cm x 30cm
Cover a bowl, sandwich, baked goods, cheese, or half of a cabbage.
Beeware are handmade here in NZ with 100% cotton, local beeswax and coconut oil.
Why organic cotton?
Cotton is one of the most pesticide loaded crops in the world. Production of cotton into clothes uses toxic chemicals at each stage. The chemicals from cotton crops and factories then runs off contaminating water supplies resulting in huge health problems and harming wildlife.
Organic cotton is made without pesticides therefore it is better for the environment, the farmers and eventually our own health as our skin is not exposed to the harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing process of traditional cotton.
The qualities of Beeswax
Beeswax is a by-product of honey production. Honey bees secrete beeswax to make the walls of their honeycomb. When the honey is collected the beeswax cappings are removed and then melted into blocks. Bees must collectively fly about six times around the earth to make the equivalent of a block of butter in beeswax.
Beeswax is water repellent, is naturally anti-bacterial and has an indefinite shelf life. It is an anti-septic used for wound healing and is used in many cosmetics. Beeswax is a magical substance as are the bees that make it.
Beeswax is the best natural cover for cheeses.
Use and care instructions.
Hand-wash in cold water with mild dish soap.
They wash like a plate not like a piece of fabric. They can handle light scrubbing with a sponge.
Dry them with a towel or place them over a dish rack, do not wring. Avoid sources of heat, such as hot water and microwaves.
Over time you may notice little frays around the edges, simply cut them with sharp scissors.
They can be used in the freezer for a few weeks only. Reuse them again and again for up to a year with proper care and regular usage.