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Beeswax Facts

 

History:

Beeswax use can be dated back to the beginning of civilisation. It has been found in Pharaoh tombs, sunken Viking ships and Roman ruins. Beeswax is a natural jack of all trades with thousands of uses and being virtually indispensable.

Beeswax does not go bad and has been recovered from ancient ship wrecks heated up and is still usable. Over time beeswax gets what is called bloom. A light powdery substance that come out from within the wax. It is not mould and can be simply buffed off or left on for a nice patina on a candle etc. By buying this product you are not only helping the environment but continuing a long tradition of beeswax usage.

 

HOW TO USE:

Honeybee Wraps respond to heat. Therefore, use the gentle warmth of your hands to mould the wrap into the shape you desire-over a piece of food, bowl, dish, etc. Once moulded, the wrap will retain its seal and shape once it starts to cool down. It will keep your cheese, fruit, vegetables, bread, baked goods, herbs,fermented foods and anything else you want to use them for, nice and fresh! It can even be applied to pet food.

We don’t recommend you use them with pineapples or raw meat or fish or for use in a microwave.

CARE:

You can store your wrap in a drawer or on the counter. Every few months to re-pasteurise and re-set your Beeswax Wrap, put it on some baking paper on a baking tray. Set your oven to no higher then 100 degrees and pop your wrap in the over for no more then 3 minutes. In addition, placing a sprinkling of natural beeswax over the wrap can replenish any loses.

At room temperature 100%  pure beeswax is solid. At temperatures above 80-90 Degrees Fahrenheit it will have a putty like consistency and around 145-147 degrees Fahrenheit it will melt.  Depending upon what you are using it for you may just let it sit in a bowl of hot tap water for a few minutes to allow it to turn into a putty like consistency. Do not exceed 160-170 degrees for any long period of time and you should fine.

 

HOW TO WASH MY WRAP:

Wash your HoneyBee Wrap like washing a dish. Gently wipe the Beeswax wrap down with a sponge or cloth, using a bit of warm water and eco-friendly detergent (or soapy water). Rinse off and leave to dry. If you have purchased one of HoneyBee wraps’ product, care instructions are on the back of your box for ease of use and access.

 

HOW TO STORE BEESWAX:

As mentioned above beeswax never goes bad, but does get a powder called bloom on it.  This usually happens when stored at cooler temperatures.  A blow drier remove the bloom or just a soft rag to buff the bloom off.

 

Beeswax, being fairly soft and tacky has a tendency to pick up dust, dirt, fuzz etc..  Wrap in plastic to keep the dust off and store in a cool place.  If it is too warm the wax can become soft and the plastic will stick or become embedded in the wax.

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