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Hi Sandy. Here is my promised blog post about beeswax cloth wraps. Be sure and read the comments because other people have other opinions.
This comment is from Sharon Seabrook, who had trouble posting to the forum:
Simpler is always better if you can get similar results… your use of containers beats out any wrap, plastic or beeswax or other.
2) I’m not really sure that beeswax can be considered a “renewable” resource anymore…. our bees our dying nationwide and globally of bee colony collapse, and last I heard we only have about 20% of bees we used to have a few decades ago.
3) One cause of colony collapse is believed to be exhaustion… the bees are overworked, stressed by pesticides, as well as challenged by some kind of fungus that infects their hive. Stealing their wax they work so hard to make seems to be increasing their stress level, making their life that much harder.
4) So unless you are using beeswax from your own colony of bees which you know to be robustly healthy and won’t mind making extra wax for your use, it seems to me that using beeswax cloths to preserve food is not a great idea.
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