Using your Beeswax Wraps

Using your beeswax wrap is easy. Simply grab something you need to wrap. Cover, Stick and squeeze.

Tip Try folding your beeswax wrap into a bag. Fold your wrap in half, roll the 2 smaller edges together tightly, pinch them together and fold down the top a couple times.

Taking Care of your Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax Wraps are not intended for storing raw meat and do not work well with super oily contents. Do not place in the oven microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, or over hot dishes, or run under hot water as the wax will melt.

Where does your Beeswax come from?

Our Beeswax Wraps are made with ACO certified Organic Beeswax from NSW Australia.

Organic Bee Keeping Practices

Basic organic bee keeping and honey production rules:

Certification may occur following a 12 month period of Pre-certification under the auditing system of the CO that verifies conformance to the requirements of the Standard:

  • Bee products may be sold as organic when the requirements of these Standards have been complied with for at least one year. During the conversion period the wax shall be replaced by organically produced wax.
  • Where no prohibited products have previously been used in the hive and there is no risk of contamination of wax, replacement of wax is not necessary. In cases where all the wax cannot be replaced during a one-year period, the conversion period may be extended
  • Wing clipping is prohibited as is the destruction of the male brood during harvest
  • Apiary locations shall not be located within a 5 kilometer radius of pollution sources which may cause contamination of honey by returning and/or actively foraging bees. Such sources may include conventional orchards and crops, livestock dip sites, urban centres, sanitary landfills, garbage dumps, contaminated water, golf courses and GMO crops. This distance may be required to be larger where threats such as GMO crops exist which pose potential risk to production and end product in regard to GMO pollen.
  • Where threats to contamination may be present, additional verification and monitoring practices may be required to be in place to ensure conformance with this Standard
  • Honey and Bee pollen from a certified organic is permitted ad feed. Supplementary feeding of bees shall only occur after the last harvest of the season with feed complying with this Standard as above.
  • Hygiene and hive management shall be a critical focus of the operator to ensure the health and welfare of the hive, and disease and pest prevention. Bottom boards may be scraped routinely to remove accumulations of wax and other debris that serve as food and shelter for wax moths. Use of any disinfecting materials shall not pose risk of contamination to honey or comb, and shall use the following only: caustic soda; lactic, oxalic or acetic acid; formic acid; sulphur; etheric oils. Any other products shall require prior approval by the CO. Practices may also include use of steam and direct flame.
  • Where preventative methods fail, veterinary medicinal products may be used under strict conditions outlined below. Preference should be given to phyto-therapeutic and homeopathic treatments. Synthetically compounded materials for bee husbandry use (e.g. antibiotics, miticides and synthetic veterinary treatments) are prohibited
  • Particleboard and/or toxic wood preservatives and coatings shall not be used in hive construction or maintenance. Internal areas of beehives (boxes or supers) may be painted with naturally compounded lead free paints or water based non-contaminating acrylic paints. Vegetable oils, paraffin and beeswax mixtures are recommended
  • Comb foundations are to be made of pure beeswax ideally from certified origin or verified non contaminated origin. Frames shall be made from wood, plastic or other non-contaminating products.
  • Each individual hive and/or group shall have a numbered ID code that relates to the bottom board, brood chamber boxes, queen excluder (if needed), honey supers and cover(s). Certified hives shall be clearly labelled with the certification number or similar means of identification of the operator – eg State registration numbers. These shall be permanent markings where non organic honey is also produced in the region. All identification numbers or marks shall be maintained as a register, kept on file by the certified operator and made available upon request by the CO
  • The use of wet comb (extracted, but wet with honey) from uncertified hives is prohibited. Beeswax shall be obtained only from cappings removed from organic honey comb, and not through the recycling of frames.

Harvest and Extraction

  • Wax processing shall use stainless steel wax melters only and wax moulds shall be of food grade plastic or equivalent material
  • Honey shall be stored below 45 degrees Celsius and not be stored under conditions which pose risk of contamination from containers or surrounds. Galvanised drum storage shall be for minimal times only to prevent zinc absorption. All containers must comply with food grade standards
  • Storage containers shall be labelled with the operator’s name, address and signage denoting certified organic status, certification number, date of harvest and floral source where known.
  • In relation to export shipments a sample from each consignment shall be held for potential testing of contaminants

Where does your cotton come from?

Our cotton prints are carefully selected with both quality and design as a primary focus. At the moment we use a combination of Gots Certified organic as well as non organic cotton to maintain a better print variety for our customers.

If you are not fussed with the print options and require your cotton to be organic, please let us know right away and we will be happy to do our best to meet your needs.

Our eye catching prints have been mostly sourced from Japan, The United States and India.

While we strive to find the best of the best, and grow towards a 100% organic future, we look forward to finding new printers, cotton mills and artists capable of meeting our expectations.

Can I order custom size Beeswax Wraps?

Yes. You may choose any length up to 50m from 3 roll sizes. Medium 28cm, Large 34cm, XL 46cm.

When buying a value pack, Yes, You will save about $11 per pack over buying them individually.

How do I clean my Beeswax Wrap

Cleaning your Beeswax Wraps is easy.
Simply wash gently under cold water with mild alcohol free hand soap, and wash as you would your hands. When shaking off excess water, Do NOT wring them out like a dish rag.

You may either lay them over drying rack, hang or pat them dry with a tea towel. Find a handy drawer to store them in once dry and your kitchen will stay tidy and beautiful.

Will Beeswax stick to my food?

As for Beeswax sticking to food or impairing its taste, we have found that for either case it is not likely.

Our unique recipe and manufacturing processes were meticulously developed to prevent cracking over time, allowing for a longer lasting beeswax wrap.

The beautifully subtle organic beeswax aroma has been described as one of those scents that draws a craving for more, like a long slow inhale of fresh coffee in the morning or your favourite blooming flowers.

While it doesn’t seem to transfer to wrapped food, we wonder who would really mind a drop of honey flavour on just about anything, if it did.

How will I know when my Beeswax wrap has expired and can I fix it?

Your wrap should last between 8 and 12 months depending on how you care for it and how often it’s used.

As the wrap evolves, we recommend hanging and using a hairdryer or a heat gun to reinfuse any loose wax into the cotton.

This will help to re-invigorate your wrap and help to bring it back to life.

We have found this technique to be one of the simplest and most effective.