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Student Farm Club at Penn State hosts Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Workshop will instruct on sustainable food storage and pollinator biology

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Student Farm Club at Penn State is hosting a beeswax wraps workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend this fun, sustainability-focused event. 

Beeswax wraps are moldable coverings that can be reused to cover food and containers. They help reduce the use of single-use plastic food coverings, and they are becoming increasingly popular in kitchens around the world. During the workshop, participants will learn about beeswax and pollinators while being led through the process of making their own wraps. 

The workshop will be led by Kate Anton, an apiarist in the Grozinger Lab and Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State. She manages 75 research colonies and specializes in queen rearing and breeding. Anton will teach participants about honey bee biology, wax production and the history of beeswax in human society, as well as answer any questions participants have.

Penn State undergraduate students can receive supply kits for free by registering for the event and picking them up on campus. A materials list is also included on the Student Farm’s website for other participants to gather prior to the event.

The Beeswax Wraps Workshop will be held via Zoom. More information about materials, the speaker and registration can be found at this link. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to Meg Mitchell at

About the Student Farm Club at Penn State 

The Student Farm Club is part of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at Penn State and welcomes students of all majors. Students in the club provide core leadership and advocacy for the Dr. Keiko Miwa Ross Student Farm at Penn State and lead many other related initiatives. The goals of the club include developing students’ knowledge about sustainable food and agriculture. 

Last Updated March 11, 2021