Locally sourced and packed for Six Nations Herbal Remedies.
What Is Comb Honey?
Comb honey is the purest, rawest honey available. You cannot get more “raw” and “natural” than comb honey. Comb honey is basically a chunk of the hexagonal shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb, each cell filled with raw honey, exactly at the bees packed it. Before the invention of the honey extractor, all honey produced was in the form of comb honey.
Because the honey is still in the comb and has not been touched by man, it contains every bit of pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics that the bees produced in the hive. There’s no filtering, processing or rearranging of the raw product by human hands.
The wax cells of honeycomb are not only edible, but very beneficial. According to LiveStrong.com, the comb is more nutritious than the honey itself, containing a natural antibiotic, bee pollen, some residual royal jelly and large amounts of propolis. Honeycomb wax also contains even more of the allergy alleviating properties that honey is well known for. The International Federation of Beekeepers’ Association believes that honeycomb (no matter the geographical origin) is one of the best natural cures for allergies and asthma. If you have problems with allergies, the Beekeepers Association suggests you try “Comb Honey Apitherapy”, which involves enjoying a daily regime of eating 1 tablespoon of raw honeycomb once in the morning and once in the evening.
Each batch of honey retains the floral essences of the plants from which it was made, without any processing to strip the rich flavors.. AND the flavor of the waxy comb also differs according to what the bees ate. So the two intricate flavor medleys of honey and comb add an overall combination of flavors, textures, and aromas that extracted honey just doesn’t have.
This is just a fun food. Initially it appears to be just a dry square of beeswax, but when you cut into the surface of the comb, the trapped honey wells up and oozes out of the individual cells. The gooey waxy bite is chewy, pleasantly sweet, brightly flavored, and delightfully fresh and pure. The beeswax is so saturated in honey and the wax is so delicate that there’s absolutely no need to “chew it up and spit it out” like some (wimpy) people recommend. The soft texture and easily digested (and good for digestion!) wax is a true delicacy and a delight to nibble on.