Looking for a natural solution to keep food fresh and reduce single use plastic? Look no further than our locally-made beeswax wraps from Bee Our Guest! Each and every Bee Our Guest beeswax wrap is made by hand with love in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, by Adriana and Peter Fitzgerald. This mission-based company serves this goal:
Our humble mission is to offer natural sustainable products that better our lives as humans, extend the freshness of our food, and reduce single use plastic.
We are dedicating ourselves to delivering quality, sustainable, and natural solutions to our communities.
The more we know, the less we need.
How it All BEE-gan
Adriana and Peter Fitzgerald launched Bee Our Guest into the universe after being inspired by the abundance of biological life in Australia while on their plastic-free honeymoon. The ecosystems were diverse and healthy, and the Australians living within each varying environment had a profound respect for the power and majesty of nature. The need for preservation and conservation was an inherent and accepted part of living. Reduce, reuse, recycle systems were integral, operational, and the importance for sustainability was informed and intentional everywhere they went.
Shortly after their arrival into Sydney, Peter and Adriana made a pledge to one another that they would not buy or accept any single use plastic on their trip – including but not limited to plastic bottles and plastic bags. They drove their vehicle (naming her Blanco Prado) 13,582 km or nearly 8,500 miles on roads, highways, and gravel tracks without a cold beverage from a gas station fridge offering unlimited hydration options. Sounds quite difficult and impressive, doesn’t it?! After three weeks, they successfully completed their #plasticfree honeymoon challenge and needless to say, it changed their habits.
Once Adriana and Peter acknowledged single use plastic was something people reach to out of convenience, there was no going back! The inspiration behind Bee Our Guest beeswax wraps had been born!
Why Beeswax Wraps?
Beeswax wraps naturally stick to the outer peel or skin of fruit, vegetables, and glass/dishware and make the perfect reusable covers for leftovers. Quality ingredients make better wraps, so they also stick to themselves. It’s easy to make baggies of varying size and purpose. No buttons, stitches, or gimmicks required.
Benefits of beeswax wraps over plastic bags and plastic cling:
- 100% natural and biodegradable
- Use a single beeswax wrap for up to 12 months
- Easy clean with mild soap and cold water
- Natural anti-bacterial ingredients from honeybees makes it safe and ideal for keeping food, cheese, bread fresh for longer
- Support local businesses, farmers, and the bees at Swarmbustin’ Honey
Ways to Use Beeswax Wraps
There are many ingenious ways to make use of Bee Our Guest beeswax wraps:
- Fold into a reusable bag. The snack bag is a great option for nuts, popcorn, cookies, chips, and more. You can take it to work, bring it to the gym, and pack school lunches. And nothing organizes coolers like beeswax food wraps for road trips or camping trips. Learn how to fold a baggie here!
- Say Cheese! Natural beeswax wraps are the best way to keep cheese fresh, allowing it to breathe, and protecting the cheese we love from mold. Click here to see how to wrap cheese in a beeswax wrap.
- Eco-friendly Gift Wrap. Waste free is a challenge, but with natural beeswax wraps you can give two presents in one! Watch this video to see how to wrap your gifts in Bee Our Guest wraps.
How to Care for Your Beeswax Wraps
Care is love! Here are some basic tips on how to care for your beeswax wraps:
- Avoid Heat. Beeswax is the special sauce working to keep food fresh naturally but it can melt so avoid heat.
- Mild Soap. Beeswax is naturally antibacterial, but mild soap can help rinse and clean the wraps.
- Cold Water. Only use cold water when cleaning and hang it on a dish rack to air dry.
- Do Not… Not recommended for use with raw meat or seafood.
Local Entrepreneurs Promote Sustainability
We are delighted to offer this new line of eco-friendly, locally-made products for our customers and congratulate Bee Our Guest on their recent press coverage in the Southern Chester County Weeklies, seen here: “Local Kennett entrepreneurs offer alternative to single-use plastic”. We welcome Adriana herself to Harvest Market on Monday, December 9, 3-6pm, so she can meet you and show you the wonders of her handmade products.