FAQ

When is the best time to take the honeycomb out?

You should leave the comb in the jar of honey and as you use up the honey, the honey that is in the comb will come out by itself and drip down into the honey that is left in the jar. As to what to do with the honey comb afterwards, chew on it and additional honey will come out and then spit the comb out as you did as a kid.

What are the health benefits to eating honeycomb?

According to livestrong.com, “the wax that makes up honeycomb contains very-long-chain fatty acids, along with long-chain alcohols, or esters. The honey stored within the honeycomb is the purest, rawest form of honey, and the wax the honeycomb is made of has nutritional value and health benefits” (2015).   Honeycomb is loaded with Amino Acids,  Vitamins B, C, D & E, Antioxidants, and Essential Enzymes.

Am I able to swallow the wax?

Yes, in reasonable quantities, you can swallow the wax. Some prefer to chew it like chewing gum and then spit it out.

How can I incorporate honeycomb into my diet?

Aside from simply eating the honeycomb plain, you can incorporate honeycomb into your salads, bread and brie cheese appetizer, and even drizzle some dark chocolate directly on the comb.

Does the honeycomb have different health benefits than the honey itself?

The honey stored within the honeycomb is the purest, rawest form of honey, and the wax the honeycomb is made of has nutritional value and health benefits − loaded with Amino Acids,  Vitamins B, C, D & E, Antioxidants, and Essential Enzymes.

How long does honeycomb last for?

If stored properly, the honey and honeycomb will never go bad, however, it may crystallize (see page on comb honey crystallization for instructions on how to heat it).

Is it safe for children to eat the honeycomb?

Children over the age of 1 can eat the raw honey, but eating the honeycomb is only suggested to children who can responsibly chew the comb or spit it out after eating all of the honey.

Does the honeycomb go through an inspection or cleaning process before it is placed in the bottle?

Yes, each frame of honeycomb is personally inspected by hand, mostly to take out bee parts (wings and knees).  You may see a dark spot in the comb, this is actually a pollen cell.  It is very good for you.

Is it harmful to eat too much honeycomb?

Yes, too much honeycomb could cause gastrointestinal blockage, so indulge sparingly or choose not to swallow the wax.

How do I store honeycomb?

The ideal condition to store your honey and honeycomb is at room temperature, preferably inside a pantry or cabinet. Keep the honey away from direct sunlight or anything producing high amounts of heat.  Never put your honey or honeycomb in the refrigerator or freezer.

Is the honey heated during packaging?

The honey is warmed to lightly strain out the bee parts and wax before it is bottled up.

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