Learn to make beeswax food wrap at Paengaroa
Students from Paengaroa School marked Bee Aware Month by making sustainable beeswax wraps using beeswax from locally-owned hives last week.
Representatives from Comvita held two practical beeswax wraps making sessions with 80 Year 5 and Year 6 students.
To make the wraps, the kids brought cotton fabric from home, with Comvita providing beeswax and the other materials required, such as baking paper, irons and graters.
Comvita communications adviser Emma Schuler says Comvita is providing practical beeswax wraps-making classes to more than 400 Kiwi kids across the North Island as part of Bee Aware Month this September.
“Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to cling wrap for wrapping school lunches in. What better way for Comvita to help play our part in reducing single use plastics, than by teaching young people how to make a sustainable alternative, using wax from our own hives.
“It’s also an opportunity to teach the kids about the amazing role bees play in our ecosystem and how they help preserve the natural environment around us, which is what Bee Aware Month is all about,” said Miss Schuler.
PAENGAROA School pupils, from left: Brylee Brackenridge and Jasmine Buchanan with Comvita’s Paula Firmin with their beeswax wraps.