BRISTOL, Vt. -
Going green comes with its challenges especially in the kitchen. That's why one woman has created a product that's getting quite the buzz.
Inside a sweet smelling Bristol factory the worker bees are busy infusing organic cotton fabric with a bee's wax mixture to make Bee's Wrap.
It's an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap.
"An easy way to eliminate plastic which I think we all struggle with in the kitchen; it's such a habit to reach for plastic wrap," said Sarah Kaeck from Bee's Wrap.
The sheets of Bee's Wrap come in three sizes and can be reused for about a year with regular use. The fabric starts to soften and be more pliable yet still holds its seal.
Kaeck: It's beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin.
Reporter Gina Bullard: What does that do?
Kaeck: The oil helps the bee's wax from cracking.
Kaeck came up with the idea over a year ago. The stay at home mom of three was making aprons for extra income when a family member told her about coating fabric in beeswax. Kaeck realized she was onto something buzz worthy. What started in her garage is now in a factory that employs five people.
"The warmth of your hands softens it just enough so you can mold it around a bowl sandwich, and when it cools which is instantly; it keeps its seal," said Kaeck.
Bees Wrap is sold in over 200 stores across the United States and in several countries like New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong. About 2,400 sheets fly out each month. A set of the three sizes of Bee's Wrap cost $18.
Bullard: Sarah does the food ever start tasting like bee's wax?
Kaeck: The first couple uses there's the scent but then it fades away and you don't notice it at all.
Bullard: And how do you clean it?
Kaeck: It's so very important that you wash in cool water with a little dish soap and hang to dry.
It's a product that's greening up kitchens by banishing plastic wrap and replacing it with Bee's Wrap that's Made in Vermont.For more information on where you can find this product in Vermont click here