BEESWAX WRAPS
Natural Food Storage

Sustainable & Natural Food Storage

Beeswax food wraps are a natural, reusable and biodegradable alternative to plastic cling wrap and aluminum foil. To preserve food the most natural way, we only use organic ingredients and craft each Beeswax Wrap in a holistic manner.

Use pataBee’s wraps in the kitchen. They work perfectly to wrap up fruit and vegetable leftovers, cheese, nuts and bread. Wrap your sandwich, cookies or snacks to go or use it to cover a bowl.

At pataBee, we combine our obsession for a clean planet with devoted craftsmanship to make your step towards a sustainable lifestyle as easy as possible.

How To Use

  1. Unfold your Wrap and crumple it a few times to get a smooth structure
  2. Wrap food with your Beeswax Wrap. To cap a bowl, pull the Wrap tight over the edge
  3. Press gently with your hands for a few seconds. The warmth softens the beeswax and seals it. A wrap never stick to another surface, but only on itself. Make sure to overlap wraps properly
  • Lasts 4 – 6 months (100 – 150 usages)
  • Avoid raw meat & fish, heat, direct sun and deep-freezing

SOCIALLY HANDMADE
IN SWITZERLAND

Socially & Sustainable from A - Z

pataBee Beeswax Wraps are crafted in cooperation with Töpferhaus Aarau, an institution for social reintegration which helps people get back into a self-reliant life.

We are driven to help people in our community and are honored to have them as a permanent part of our team. It is not only a very meaningful work for the people who come to work with pataBee, but it is also absolutely fulfilling to see these people flourish when they leave. Because of the work they do and the training they receive from us, they are able to move on and thrive in different market places. We are proud of the opportunity to be a stepping stone to their success.

pataBee’s wraps are crafted in a meaningful and holistic manner.

REUSABLE & NATURAL FOOD PRESERVATION

  • Beeswax Wraps are a washable, reusable and biodegradable alternative to plastic wrap. Your beeswax food wrap does the job as wrap for fruit & vegetable leftover and as avocado saver. It’s perfect for leftover cake or as a sandwich wrap in the office, on a hike or camping trip and can be molded into a reusable snack bag for kids

SIMPLE TO USE & EASY TO CLEAN

  • The warmth of your hands softens the beeswax and let you shape your wrap around food and leftovers, or form a lid on top of a bowl or container by sticking to itself. Your food wraps are washable in cold water with soap. Beeswax is antibacterial and allow you to reuse your food wraps for about 6 months

HAND MADE IN SWITZERLAND

  • We cooperate with an institution for social reintegration to craft your Wraps in a meaningful and holistic manner. Our people not only process certified organic ingredients, they also pour a big portion of love and devotion into their work. You get a colorful 3 piece set of 1 Large 14×12″, 1 Medium 11×10″ & 1 Small 8×8″ wrap plus an eBook to learn more about sustainability

LOOKING AFTER YOUR FAMILIES HEALTH

  • Your eco-friendly and non-toxic Food Wraps have the highest standard of GMO and Pesticide Free certification which you should expect of a natural product. The Organic Cotton fabric is GOTS certified and the Organic Beeswax has a slight and sweet scent. Cold Pressed Organic Jojoba Oil and Tree Resin add a soft and sticky touch to the bees wax cling wrap

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to your questions in the extended FAQ section.

HOW TO USE:

Beeswax Wraps are a washable, reusable and biodegradable alternative to plastic wrap. Your beeswax food wrap does the job as wrap for Fruit & Vegetable Leftover, as avocado saver or Cheese Cloth. It’s your perfect Reusable Cake or Sandwich Wrap in office, on a hike or camping and can be modelized to a reusable Snack Bag for Kids. Want to cover a bowl? No problem!

When using them the first time, unfold each wrap and crumple it a few times to get a smooth structure. Wrap your foodstuff and press gently with your palms. Your body heat softens the beeswax and seals it. To cover a bowl, pull the wrap tight over the edge and stick the overlapping part to each other.

Yes, absolutely! Use your sharpest scissor to cut the Beeswax Wrap into size or shape which fits your needs perfectly. 

You can cut them in smaller pieces if needed without problems. If you twist the ends, just hold them for a moment and the warmth of your hand softens the wax and seals it.

Wraps are usually shipped by Amazons delivery services like USPS, UPS or FedEx or if it’s shipped from our workshop, by Swiss Post. 

As Beeswax is getting soft from 100°F, it might happen that the Wraps start sticking together. Usually it’s no problem to separate them as it need direct and permanent ray of sunlight to harm the wraps. 

However, if the wraps get damaged through transport, we or our carrier back it with a full guarantee.

WHAT TO AVOID:

Our Beeswax Wraps are not recommended to use with raw meat and fish. Also avoid direct sun exposure and the usage on hot food, as it might melt the beeswax. Beeswax melting point is around 65°C / 150°F which will damage the Wrap. Don’t deep-freeze foodstuff with the Wax Wraps.

As you can’t wash the wrap on hot temperatures, we highly recommend to avoid wrapping raw meat and fish because chances are high that they are contaminated with bacteria which would remain on the wrap. 
Once meat and fish are well cooked, grilled or baked etc., they can be wrapped as bacteria should be cleaned. 
So basically, it’s a hygienic aspect and a matter on how to clean it.

No, unfortunately microwaves would melt the beeswax. 
A simple use for microwaves would be a plate on top of a bowl, or vice versa a bowl to cover a plate to warming foodstuff in your microwave.

No, we don’t recommend deep-freezing food with Beeswax Wraps.

Temporarily putting them in a lunchbox with an ice pack doesn’t hurt the wrap. But we don’t recommend deep-freezing over a longer period.

WHEN THEIR LIFE-SPAN IS OVER:

It’s a thin cardboard, so you can either recycle or compost it.

On average, the wraps will last up to 6 months. If you use them on a daily basis, you may have to replace them every 3 – 4 months. If you just use them to cover bowls, they are your friends for up to a year. It also really depends on what you’re wrapping.
However, the wraps are 100 % biodegradable. If you are no longer able to use them, cut them into pieces and compost them. You are even able to use the pieces as fire starters! 

It’s completely normal that some small wax bits are coming off after a while. Since our wraps are made by hand, every wrap is unique, therefore they may vary with the amount of wax is being used. If more wax is used, it usually starts flaking off sooner because the wax which is flaking off was simply too much for the fabric.

This is one reason why we only use organic ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about if some tiny bits end up in the food.

There is a way to fix long used wraps, depending on their current condition. Try to put the wrap in the oven on about 180°F / 85°C for 5-10 minutes to melt the beeswax. Place the wrap on a sheet of parchment paper, so the baking tray doesn’t get messed up with wax. After removing the tray from the oven, pick the wrap on 2 corners with your fingertips (CAUTION because of the heat!!!!), alternatively use tweezers or small tongs and remove the parchment paper. Hold the wrap for about 20 seconds to cool it.

CLEAN and CARE:

It’s not necessary, but if you feel more comfortable, you can wash them before first use.

Rinse with cold water 65°F / 20°C (caution, warm water will melt the beeswax), clean the Wrap gentle with the soft side of a sponge and hang it to dry. 
If necessary, add a drop of mild organic soap. 
Tipp: Fold your Wrap in half or even quarter on water jet for a better handling. 

This really depends on the smell itself. There are many household remedies for the majority of smells which can be found by searching the internet. But most smells will disappear by time.

No, it would damage the wraps and mess up your washing machine. They need to be washed by hand with cool tap water. 

MANUFACTURING:

Our Beeswax, Cotton cloth and Jojoba Oil are all certified pure Organic! Due to customer feedback, we have improved our recipe and added tree resin for a higher cling factor to our Wraps. We also put a big portion of love into our products.  

They are made in Aarau, Switzerland. We cooperate with Töpferhaus Aarau, an institution for social reintegration, to craft your Wraps in a meaningful and wholistic manner.

There is a big variety of scent’s in beeswax, depending on the area of origin and the way it’s harvested. We tried many different sources until we found our current wax with a very soft and smooth smell of beeswax.

They have a little bit of smell when opened and first couple of times using it, but It will go after washing it a few times.

We don’t dye the fabrics on our own. We buy the fabrics already GOTS certified dyed from our supplier. 
If you like to get more information about the accurate certification, please send us an Email to info@patabee.com and we will be more than happy to send you a copy.