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Goodbye Clingfilm. Hello Bee's Wrap.

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We are delighted to be the UK’s first stockist of Bee’s Wrap, an eco-friendly, reusable alternative to modern food wrap such as clingfilm and foil. Bee’s Wrap is made from an organic muslin cloth steeped in beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. It comes in a variety of sizes and can be used to cover bowls and wrap a wide range of foodstuffs; from sandwiches and onion halves to lumps of cheese and half eaten fruit and vegetables (it can currently be found housing an avocado in my fridge).

Bee’s Wrap has all of the plusses of plastic wrap; it is malleable, water resistant and airtight with the added bonus of keeping food fresh due to the antibacterial properties of the natural oils. 

Most fantastic of all, you can avoid all of the downsides of using plastic wrap; the chemicals used to make the plastic soft, the fact that clingfilm is inherently non-recyclable and non-renewable, not to mention the problem clingfilm poses to wildlife if not disposed of properly. You can also save yourself a pretty penny as Bee’s Wrap products can be re-used for up to one year.

Bee’s Wrap is the mastermind of Sarah Kaeck, a mum-of-three living in Vermont, USA. Kaeck lives the ‘good life’, growing her own vegetables and rearing chicken, pigs and goats. In line with this organic lifestyle she wanted to find a sustainable and toxic free alternative to plastic wrap for storing her half eaten fruit and vegetables. To have a nose at her gorgeous homestead (and find out more) you can watch this video of her; 

Since its launch Bee’s Wrap has taken off spectacularly in the USA and is now sold in over a dozen states. This has created a small industry for Kaeck who now employs a group of local women to help with production. Bee’s wrap is also now sold in over 12 countries internationally.

At The Wise House we currently stock all lines of the Bee’s Wrap products; the Assorted Pack at £14.50 (a great starter pack containing a small, medium and large wrap). Choose from the original honeycomb print, clover floral print and geometric print. The Sandwich Wrap at £9.50, available in the original and clover print.The Bread wrap is fantastic for keeping bread fresh, at £13 for the classic size and £11 for the baguette wrap.

Bee's Wrap Assorted Packs

I am currently using both the Sandwich Wrap and the Bread Wrap. I’m suitably impressed with how well it works. It definitely keeps food fresher, something I’ve noticed in particular with the bread as it used to be on the dry side by day two. The smell is pleasant, fairly strong at first but fades quickly with use. I'm delighted not to have to get the clingfilm roll out every day!

Bee's Wrap Sandwich Wraps

The Sandwich Wrap is really useful for my son’s lunchbox and can be used for a sandwich, wrap or pitta. It even survived the explosion of an entire strawberry yoghurt over it the other day! I like the string and toggle which gives it some extra security.

Questions & Answer Session

How do you use Bee’s Wrap?
The warmth and pressure of the hands moulds the wrap to the food or bowl, keeping it secure and airtight. When the wax cools (almost immediately) a seal is created. The Sandwich Wrap has the added bonus of string and a wooden toggle fastening, making it even easier to secure and perfect for lunchboxes.

What can you wrap?
The Bee’s Wrap can be used to wrap cheese, vegetables, bread, and baked goods.  The Sandwich Wrap can be used for pitta bread, wraps and rolls as well as sandwiches. The Assorted Pack contains a small, medium and large wrap sheets for use across all foodstuff and bowls. The Bread Wrap is extra large and suitable for loaves as well as cakes.

It is not recommended for raw meat as it can't be washed at a high temperature.

"The beeswax and jojoba oil have antibacterial qualities," explains Kaeck. ‘This keeps the wrap fresh and aroma free.’

How do you clean the wrap?
Once you have finished with the food within, shake excess crumbs into the bin and wipe down with a damp cloth using cool water. You can use mild dish soap. Hang out flat and it will dry very quickly.

How long does Bee's Wrap last? How do I care for it?
Bee's Wrap lasts for about a year, but with proper care they often last longer! Keep Bee's Wrap away from heat, as this will melt the wax. You can use Bee's Wrap in the freezer, but since our wraps allow your food to breathe in a way that plastic containers do not, please use in the freezer for only a couple of weeks.

Is Bee's Wrap bee friendly?
Promoting a healthy bee population is vital to their ethos over at Bee's Wrap head quarters. They carefully evaluate the beekeeping operation for environmental impact, a healthy bee environment, and a quality end product. The evaluation considers forage quality, use of pesticides and medications, and feeding and harvesting practices. They also evaluate hive construction, human intervention of natural bee cycles, and filtering processes.

The beeswax is never chemically altered or bleached, and is tested by the USDA for 200 pesticides and herbicides, ensuring the use of the cleanest possible wax.  They are currently working with beekeepers in Iowa, Pennsylvania and New York.The beeswax we use is merely a byproduct of the honeycomb. They use cappings wax only. 

We'd love for you to give Bee's Wrap a try. You can buy them hereWe can all do our bit for the environment and save a few pennies in the process...#hellobeeswrapgoodbyeclingfilm

A selection of customer reviews for Bee's Wrap;

'Love the bees wrap! Such a beautiful product. Smells so good - lovely and clean. Plastic wrap is a thing of the past for packed lunches. Gorgeous site with everything so well presented. Easy to order and quick delivery! Thank you'(Karen)

'Great customer service. I'm loving my bees wrap -- such a great and environmentally friendly product. Worth the money. Thank you!'(Rachel)

'My packs of Bee's Wrap arrived today, and was beautifully gift wrapped by Lucy at The Wise House. This attention to detail in customer service seems to have long gone with online purchases and so it was a nice surprise to receive on delivery. It smells good with the natural oils in the Wrap too, looking forward to using it.'(Sofia)

'Bee's Wrap is super! I love it. Your packaging and your service was impeccable. I am recommending you to friends.'(Rachel)

'The Bee's Wraps are wonderful. I bought the pack of 3 different sizes and loved them so much I then bought the sandwich wrapper too. My husband thinks they smell great and they are so much nicer to use than cling film. Brilliant!'(Michelle)

'So excited to receive the products.. being able to send my son to school and using no plastic has been so liberating.. Fantastic product.. and they were so beautifully wrapped by you it felt like I had received a gift... Delivery was super quick too..'(Tracey)

 

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  1. wendy maycraft

    Why is there not a link to buy on this site? Could you please email me details of how to purchase the mixed pack?

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  2. Kate Young

    Please let me know where [except on Amazon] I can buy these in the UK.

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  3. Tim Withers

    Hi, can the bee's wrap be used in a commercial environment? If so can it be bought at trade price?

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  4. Isobel Thomas

    Hi please can you send me a purchase link thank you!!

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  5. Trini Chan

    V interested in yr product. Is it available in Hong Kong or any purchase link? Tks!

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  6. Maria ward

    Please could you email the cost & purchase link please.. many thanks maria

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  7. Mary Misik

    Why does every new product that is suppose to help us do our part have to be so costly?

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  8. Stephanie Newman

    I'm so intrigued by this wonderful product! Nature has it's own answer for everything we just need to find it, use it and support it. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Sara Moroza-James

    Please send info or tell me where to buy it xxx

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  10. Lesley

    Hi ...how is it made ....is the process of making the final product also ecological . I would buy it if so ... Is it in Australia ?

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  11. ceri oakley

    ilive in a community that deals with a lot of people coming to stay we are a centre of wellbeing and sustainability , very interested in your product prices and to try some , so good to getting rid of cling film we are using plates but this is a great idea that we can put to good use , good advert and just brilliant move forward in our vision mission and we keep bees for our honey !!!

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  12. chris van sloten

    I'm interested to know about more this product is there any samples I could try? And price list would be useful....many thanks

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  13. Mick

    This sounds good, I want to try it!

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  14. Pat

    Can I or will I be able to get bee wrap in Australia?

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  15. Annie

    Can you wash it?

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  16. a graham

    Please cancel meant to be email

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  17. Andrea graham

    hi can you please send prices etc samples if any , to Apso 17 Allan street blairgowrie Perthshire ph10 6 ua

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  18. Chrissi Matusevics

    This sounds brilliant and I hope I will be able to find it here in the Uk soon

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  19. Lucy Daniels

    Can you use it for food kept in freezer?

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  20. Sinead Flannery

    I would dearly love to buy these. Please advise the best method of purchase. I live in Ireland and am happy to pay any postal rate.

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  21. janina

    I'd love these. I have so many children. Which means so many Lunch boxes. These are perfect

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  22. Deni Webb

    I would love to try these wraps. Please info me:) Regards Deni

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  23. Ryan Morehead

    i can not wait to try your product. I would also love to put it in my bee store next year if ok with you I think it would sell great. Please email me back and let me know what you think

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  24. julie oneill

    Sounds great..friends already sharing fast via social media here in the UK..know there are a lot of folk here who want to avoid using materials which aren't good for us or the environment...

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  25. Sarah Broughan

    Please could I have more info on this product please, with 3 children I would love to try it x

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  26. Keith Calton

    Sounds wonderful, is it available in the UK please?

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  27. Caroline Quarmby

    love the idea of using this.Great that this can be used again and again

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  28. Louise

    Looks great! About time we had an alternative to plastic and metal, can't wait to try it.

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  29. sarah lowe

    What a fab' idea. I want one!

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  30. Erin

    Looks fabulous! Where can I buy this product in Australia?

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  31. D H Warman

    Looks excellent. Well done! I will give it a try.

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  32. Miss Z murphy

    Could I be sent more info i.e. The price & how to purchase this product please

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  33. Sissy pereira

    add me to your email also where can I purchase bees wrap

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  34. Shelley

    This is such a good product I definitely need to get some

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  35. fiona britt

    I would really love to try this. I use quite a few bee products and this will encourage more people to keep bees and therefore stimulate a bigger bee community #polination Win win xx

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  36. Nigel

    Rosie, the majority of hobbyist beekeepers have a great respect for their bees. We work with them not work them. I only take any surplus they produce - they are so efficient. In terms of beeswax I cycle out old comb over the period of 3-4 years and give them back frames to build new comb. In the wild this cycling would also happen with wax moth consuming it. I don't consider it stealing, I work alongside them to both or benefits and neithers disadvantage I feel (apart from the stings lol)

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  37. Jennie Clegg

    Hello I am interested in this product because I use a lot of cling film with my work as a therapist. How much is it? Warm regards jennie

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  38. Rosie

    Not sure I want jojoba oil and tree resin (if it's one containing phenols there are health issues with that) on my food! And I certainly don't want to control bees and steal what they have produced. I wonder if this would work with a plant wax instead, e.g. candelilla or carnauba.

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  39. Anna B. Sexton

    Fab fab fab... how can help make this a way for every product that can be to be wrapped in this way??

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