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What's the buzz about beeswax, and other great puns.

Just kidding. One pun was enough to suffer through.


Why beeswax? •Beeswax has a lengthy history of being used for preservation of food (and people. In Egypt beeswax was used in embalming and mummification!). •Beeswax has antibacterial / antimicrobial properties against several bacterial strains and against yeast. •Beeswax is often used in food packaging: protecting some cheeses during the seasoning or as edible coverage. •Beeswax is breathable, smells delightful, and is a renewable alternative to plastic wraps and containers. The beeswax used in Hive to Home wraps is sourced from the longest running farmers’ market in North America and comes from a farm, Cosman and Whidden, which is located in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

•The beeswax gives a yellow tint to the wraps because it is not bleached, and if you ask me I think that’s alright. Here is a list of the peer reviewed and published sources where I found this information:

  • https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1995764516301407

  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaroslaw_Pankowski2/publication/320419125_The_anti-microbial_effect_of_food_wrap_containing_beeswax_products/links/5a01079a0f7e9b62a157e5b4/The-anti-microbial-effect-of-food-wrap-containing-beeswax-products.pdf

  • https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaroslaw_Pankowski2/publication/320419125_The_anti-microbial_effect_of_food_wrap_containing_beeswax_products/links/5a01079a0f7e9b62a157e5b4/The-anti-microbial-effect-of-food-wrap-containing-beeswax-products.pdf

  • http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.545.8239&rep=rep1&type=pdf





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