I am pleased to announce the introduction of a long-awaited new product to my range – Beeswax Balm.
Eight years of enjoying making, using and selling my reusable beeswax food wraps has demonstrated the magic of beeswax beyond my expectations. In a somewhat natural progression, and at the continued request of swimming friends, I created and began using a Beeswax Balm comprised of Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil and Beeswax harvested locally by Beck’s Honey Drysdale.
Samples were provided to family and friends and we all fell in love with this multi-purpose balm. The swimmers loved the chlorine and wetsuit protection; the parents loved the healing and barrier protection for nappy areas and dribbly chins; my daughters and I experienced welcome relief from the itch of summer insect bites and long-lasting face and body moisturisation; my husband enjoyed the restorative cuticle massages after his long shifts at work.
Beeswax Balm is not a new creation – it is a tried and true remedy that has been used throughout the centuries. However, in our current lifestyle it can be difficult to source such simple, pure products. I am particularly honoured to be creating this beeswax balm using the beeswax obtained from local apiarists Lawrie and Callum Beck of Beck’s Honey Drysdale. Lawrie and Callum are a grandfather/grandson team who take care of our local bees and in turn, our local environment. I have had the pleasure of using their responsibly harvested and purely filtered local beeswax for my wraps over the years. In making this Balm I finally feel as though I am showcasing the true magic of this incredible natural product.
Beck’s Honey is also available at local markets, some selected retailers and straight from the farm. You can contact them at: –
Thank you to all of the families who participated in the “Bee Happy, Bee Creative” Primary School Lockdown Competition!! Charlotte, Miranda and I loved all of your entries – so much so that we are sending beeswax wraps to all who entered! I trust that you will love wrapping your school lunches in your new beeswax wrap and I pray that the rest of your 2021 school year is as happy, creative and positive as each of you are.
To lift people’s spirits and help engage kids in non screen time activity over the next 7 days (Victorian lockdown) my daughter Miranda (Sustainability Leader at Clifton Springs Primary School), my daughter Charlotte (Shine Captain at CSPS) & I (owner/operator Bellarine Bee Wraps 🐝) have decided to hold a competition!
Bellarine Bee Wraps will award beeswax food wraps to 10 winners drawn randomly at the conclusion of lockdown.
Entries are open to all primary school aged children in Victoria. There is no entry fee, no collection of personal data, no requirement to subscribe, like or any other catch. It is completely strings free.
Entries are to comprise of drawings, paintings, collage, poetry, writing or anything else creative using the themes “Bee Happy” or “Bee Creative”. Let your imagination run wild! Use anything you have in your home or garden.
Entries are to be sent to email@example.com with student name & class (if a Clifton Springs Primary School student). If students do not attend CSPS please include a mailing address in case selected as a prize winner or you can provide that later if you prefer. A photo using your phone is fine!
Daily entries will be posted on an anonymous basis to Bellarine Bee Wraps’ Instagram page @bellarine_bee_wraps to share the excitement and lift kids’ spirits. Students are welcome to enter as many times as they like.
Love to all during this period – stay safe and stay positive!
Sustainability is the heart of Bellarine Bee Wraps.
In addition to my beautiful range of handcrafted reusable beeswax food wrap, I have created a range of high quality reusable face masks to add some cheer to your days. I have sewn the masks with three layers of quality quilting cotton and top-stitched all layers for durability and form. These masks are sewn with the level of love and care that I have used when making them as gifts for my family and friends now that we are required to wear them in Victoria to keep each other safe.
I will update my listings as the stock is made. Please contact me with any specific requests or orders you may have and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
Instead of sharing a coffee and chat with you at Queenscliffe Community Market this morning, I thought I’d say a quick “Hi” at coffee o’clock to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and I hope that you are well.
The Autumn weather has been spectacular these last few days. I know so many of you love to wander the markets for some fresh air, exercise, to showcase your cute dogs and enjoy some great food. I trust you are finding creative alternatives to continue to enjoy your Sundays.
For all of you who are holding the fort and continuing to provide us with essential services, healthcare and the like, I am truly grateful for all that you do.
I look forward to catching up with you at our Spring/Summer Markets. In the meantime, I’d love to see some photos of your beeswax wraps in use, crazy photos of your dogs, or hear your suggestions for colours/prints/sizes that you’d like me to include in my range.