I purchased Bees Wrap while at the NPR Store last month and have used it every week. I shared it at the last bee club meeting. There was an XXL size home crafted beeswax wrap at the meeting, made especially for bread dough — I’m sure that using it saves a lot of plastic wrap! I tried to make my own beeswax wrap but after one failing attempt, I called it quits.
I have not called it quits on the commercial product, though. Here is what I think.
- Outside of the Flow Hive, people ask me about this product a lot. Hopefully that means that they can relate to it (because I know they can’t relate to my bee stories).
- This stuff is sticky, like plastic wrap is sticky, EXCEPT as “N” of GAIN notes, there is no struggle with the cutting blade against a cardboard box (so enjoyable).
- It’s not a film. It has a detectable edge. This stuff won’t stick to itself so that you can’t un-stick it (also enjoyable).
- I wish the different sizes would say S, M, and L, or be different colors or somehow distinguishable from each other in the drawer or on a shelf. This is the most annoying quality of the product. When I was in DC, I saw the Second Story Honey makes beeswax wraps, and it looked like the sizes are packaged so that each size has its own unique pattern (nice — that would be my wish come true)
- Washing and drying is not a chore. I do hand washing almost daily as it is, so this quality is not a hardship.
- I don’t mind keeping the product off of meat. I have other lidded containers for this.
- This product is opaque. Therefore, if some people in the household cannot see what is underneath (like I used a metal bowl instead of glass bowl), it won’t get eaten. I can use this to my advantage (hehe).
- It cost $18. I’m not sure about the lifetime. The more I use it, the cheaper the cost per use……
- No decrease in stickiness so far.