Learn to make beeswax food wrap at Paen­garoa

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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.

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