Who is Queen Bee Wraps?
A small independent family run business in East Lothian, Scotland run by husband and wife team Bryden and Louise.
“This is me, doing what I love, getting close to nature and caring for my busy bees. Starting beekeeping was a chance opportunity when part of Cockenzie House Heritage Group, Set up to bring Cockenzie House back in to community. [now full of small businesses, a cafe, community space , allotments, garden centre and Queen Bee Wraps] ” Bryden
Why did you start making beeswax wraps?
“In early 2018, we had been moved by the Sky News ocean rescue campaign and decided to make further moves to reduce the use of single use plastics in our home.” Louise
A chance conversation, with a friend, about beeswax wraps in February 2018 and led to Bryden’s first batch of wax wraps.
“It also led to a messy kitchen!”
Testing demand at a local food hub market Bryden realised he could really make a difference and in April 2018 launched Queen Bee Wraps, with the help of his wife Louise. By May 2018 they had moved from the kitchen into a workshop at Cockenzie House.
“We’re so happy and proud to have contributed in some small way to the reduction of single-use plastics … from our feedback, we know our customers feel the same way.” Bryden & Louise
Using brightly coloured fabrics, they hope to bring a joy to the mundane. All their beeswax wraps are handmade by Bryden and Louise; fabric cutting, mixing their secret recipe, waxing the fabric by brush, folding and packing the wraps, managing the website, sorting and dispatching orders…and if any time left making the coffees!