In an informal kitchen setting I will talk about wax, wax production, the honey bee and the different types of wrap and their pros and cons. These wraps are an alternative to single use plastics such as sandwich bags and clingfilm. We will discuss various health and safety precautions. I will show you the ingredients and how to prep them (everything included). Then demonstrate how to make a wrap. You will make up to three different wraps to take home with you, plus the skills and an information sheet. We will enjoy a nice chat with tea, cake and maybe a taster of mead, if you are interested and I can answer any questions you have about wraps and continuing to make them yourselves at home for friends and family, reducing our need for single use plastics. If you require a specific date or time not listed do contact me.
I have worked on producing wax wraps for several years and host workshops for my local bee association. I am a beekeeper in a rural setting on the North Shropshire, Welsh Border and keen not to waste any hive products whilst reducing plastic in our environment. I also help the bees produce honey, mead and wax products. I also sell bees. My partner and I also host an Off Grid Holiday let without electricity so you can stay too if you like. I can show you how to produce three different types of wrap and describe how they are used. I can also talk about bees, the apiary and wax production. You will see the apiary near where I host the workshop. I have the standard beekeeping basic exam, a food hygiene certificate and a degree in graphic design.
A cake or biscuits with tea and coffee, possibly a sample of Mead Honey Wine.
Fabric, unless you specifically wanted your own, wax, jojoba oil, pine Rosin, all the tools and safety gear required.
We will conduct our informal workshop in a country kitchen, near to my apiary, the wax for the wraps will be from these bees.
Wax Wrap Workshop.