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Queen Bee Wraps
That’s me on the left, I’ve been keeping bees for over 7 years selling honey locally under the name Jacobite Apiaries. A chance conversation with a friend in January 2018, brought up beeswax wraps. Being a beekeeper, she thought I might have heard of them, but no. That night I searched Google with gusto, finding out that replacing cling film with a beeswax wrap can save 100’s of metres of plastic going into landfill in just 1 year. On my own that’s a small positive step forward, but if 1000’s of people started using beeswax wraps it could really make an impact.
A month later, in February 2018, I had a recipe, fabric, ingredients and made my first wraps in my kitchen. I started with pre orders from our local food hub in Haddington. By March I was super excited to have our very first stockist, thanks to Helle from Beech and Birch in Gifford and by April we moved production to Cockenzie House with a new name Queen Bee Wraps. Yes, things moved quickly and have never stopped.
Over the last 2 years we now have tens of thousands of beeswax wraps being used in and around the UK saving 1000’s of metres of clingfilm going into landfill.
I may have founded Queen Bee Wraps but it’s my wife Louise who takes the major roll in logistics, planning and organisation, the calm one, getting orders waxed efficiently, her eye on the ball. Louise’s father folds and packs your order ready for dispatch. We have a small waxy workshop in Cockenzie House in East Lothian, Scotland.
We use a special recipe of food-grade beeswax, cold pressed jojoba oil and dammar tree resin, all naturally antibacterial, which is then melted and infused into 100% cotton fabric. (we don’t use pine tree resin as some people are allergic). The wraps do a wonderful job of keeping food fresher for longer usable for over a year. Read our many 5* reviews from stockists and customers.
Over the year our fabric designs can change and often a fabric has a limited run or is discontinued by the supplier. Like the fashion industry styles change. We strive to find bright and interesting cotton fabric to “Bring Joy to the Mundane!”.
We supply many types of businesses around The British Isles from delis to zero waste shops. In Scotland we are proud to have been chosen to supply The Scottish Parliament shop and the National gallery shops in Edinburgh. You can view our growing stockists list here. It is free to register your business on our directory but if you are an approved stockist you get a free premium upgrade saving £15
Please note we are not VAT registered
All our beeswax wraps and refresher blocks are handmade in our studio.
- Low MOQ, £100, plus £4.50 p&p
- Order £250+ for free UK delivery
- Good margin, approximately 40% less than our published retail prices. For a quicker stock turnaround we recommend selling at the RRP. Over pricing leads to lower volume
- Delivery time is 3-5 days. Website shows exact available stock
- Free upgrade in the zerowaste.directory saving £15
- Access to wholesale offers and discounts
White label wraps? We do not print the fabric designs but if you would like your company details and logo on the wrapper we can create a set of product sleeves in recycled brown kraft card or off white sleeves made from recycled coffee cups. Further information go here