It’s perfectly normal and a sign of a long lasting beeswax wrap. When a Queen Bee Wrap is new it can often leave a behind a small amount of beeswax on glass bowls or plates when covering leftovers and even your hands. When doing public demos of our wraps my hands get sticky, on the plus side they are very soft hands after a days demo! Just rub you hands together to disperse. It’s like a salve.
When the wrap is new it’s loaded with our special beeswax mixture so the wrap will last up to a year, this wears off in time. When wrapping food you are unlikely to get any transfer of wax on to food as you are not pressing hard like you would on a glass bowl. Also note we use 100% pure, beeswax, which has been fully tested and certified for food use, but I’d not recommend eating a whole one!
You can easily remove residue from dishes in hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
There could be a number of reasons why is it no longer sticky. If the wrap has been working well up to now then it may just need refreshing in the oven. Follow the instructions here – How to refresh your beeswax wrap.
It can also depends on the brand of wrap or if home made as beeswax mixture recipes and fabric differ. When brand new and cold the wrap may not feel sticky so you can scrunch it up in you hands to activate the stickiness. Beeswax wraps should last at least a year but can be refreshed or repaired using one of our beeswax refresher blocks to extend the life of the wrap, even if not one of ours.
If your question relates to one of our Queen Bee Wraps and is less than 3 months old get in touch if the answer above do not help.