Hive to Home Beeswax Products NS creates beeswax wraps as a sustainable, renewable, and friendly alternative to plastic.
Patterns, shapes, sizing, are flexible and changing - because they're made by hand no two are exactly the same.
Fabric is washed with EcoSuds Soap Nuts, air dried, and ironed.
The wraps are made with:
beeswax from Nova Scotian farmers like Cosman & Whidden Nova Scotia Honey, which is located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. This local beeswax gives the wraps a fresh yellow tint.
Jojoba oil is purchased package free at Luminate Wellness Co in Bedford, Nova Scotia
Pine resin (optional when adding your product to your cart)
Beeswax wraps can be used as an easy alternative to plastic wrap, tinfoil, sandwich bags, and some plastic containers. They can cover food and household items - think toothbrushes when camping.
Wraps also smell delicious.
Use the warmth from your hands to form the wrap or fold and tie it.
Safe for the fridge or left out (avoid hot direct sunlight / direct heat/ raw meat. Heat can pull the wax off the wrap).
Rinse with room temp/ cold water.
Check out our Instagram page @hivetohomens to learn about rewaxing your wraps.
If you’re going to use the warmth of your hands to form them around food, scrunching them up first helps.
Don’t be shy about crumpling them! Some people prefer to fold them around food and use the string the hold the wrap in place. I like to crumble mine right after I make them and then use the warmth of my hands to form them every time.
When the wax on the wrap has become tired or worn off, the wrap can be rewaxed or used as a reusable cotton kitchen wipe.
Hive to Home gives back. 5% of sales are donated to the Dalhousie Beekeeping Society. Learn more here.
I’m Chelsey. A little bit about me:
I'm passionate about the environment, specifically waste (recycling, organics, garbage, refundables). I’m fascinated with where it goes, where it can go, where it comes from, patterns, diversion, all of it. This is why I care about beeswax wraps, and reducing waste.
I have a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Environment, Sustainability and Society & Environmental Science from Dalhousie University.
I am a Master Composter Recycler.
I love a litter pick up!
Anything I can put into a mason jar, I do.
Last time I counted I had over 80 houseplants.
I LOVE my backyard chickens, backyard garden, and daily bread making..
I love exploring Nova Scotia (doing a Frenchy's tour), visiting farmers’ markets, crocheting, and reading - I have a goal to read 50 books this year!
If Netflix is on in our home then The Office is on. My backyard chickens are named after The Office characters.
Thanks for stopping by!
What are beeswax wraps?
Beeswax wraps are a reusable alternative to single use plastics, tinfoil, and baggies. Beeswax wraps avoid the waste, don't shed micro plastics (because they don't contain plastic), and are made from renewable resources. They are hard to hurt, easy to care for and store, reduce food waste and last for a long time.
What's in Hive to Home's beeswax wraps?
100% cotton (washed in soap nuts)
Package free jojoba oil from a locally owned store, Luminate Wellness Co.
Beeswax from Nova Scotian farmers like Cosman & Whidden.
How do I wash my Hive to Home beeswax wraps?
To be honest, I rarely wash mine. The jojoba oil has antibacterial and antiviral agents, and the beeswax has antibacterial agents. When it comes to washing your Hive to Home beeswax wraps there are two main ideas: wipe or wash. Wipe: you can wipe your wrap with a damp kitchen cloth. Say you put a juicy tomato in your wrap and the next day there is some juice sitting in the wrap, a quick wipe with a kitchen cloth and off you go. For washing your wrap, start with a small dollop of soap on the wrap, gently scrub the wrap with the palm of your hand (don't use anything abrasive on the wrap because it could hurt the wax) rinse the wrap with cold/cool/lukewarm water, not hot, and hang to dry. Here is more information about wrap care.
Who makes these?
Hive to Home beeswax wraps are handmade by me, Chelsey.
Why does the back of the tag on my wrap look funny?
The tags on Hive to Home products are made with post-consumer boxboard. What's that? Tags are made with cardboard like cereal boxes, cracker boxes, and other thin cardboard. The tags are stamped with a stamp made by R&M Stamps in Burnside, Nova Scotia.
Do you do large orders?
Yes! Hive to Home has a quick turn around and high quality of wraps for orders such as: corporate gifts, subscription boxes, mom group buys, and more.
What about custom tags?
Yes! If you would like your logo, business name, or a custom tag, it's possible. A stamp with your design will be made here in Nova Scotia, stamped on the recycled cardboard tags, and given to you with your order.
Where can I buy Hive to Home beeswax wraps?
Here is an updated list: Where to Purchase Hive to Home NS Beeswax Wraps
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