I gave a friend some honey this past week, a jar of honey and a piece of cut honey comb. They took the jar but passed on the comb. I couldn’t believe it. I almost took back the jar of honey right then and there. Even now I wish I’d only given them a small jar. That’s right. I’ve become a honey snob. Sue me. I have no desire to give our honey to anyone who doesn’t appreciate it. You don’t like raw honey comb? You think it’s gross? No honey for you!

I had planned to describe the floral aromas and flavours of the honey in the video, but I became speechless as soon as I put the honey in my mouth.

12 Responses to “Demo: Eating Raw Honey Comb”

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  1. Rusty says:

    Good for you, Phillip! I agree totally. If they don’t want the “real thing” let them buy it at the grocery.

  2. Meaghan says:

    I had honeycomb at the fair in Ste. Marie-de-Kent in NB and it was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever eaten. I can’t believe they turned it away!

  3. Emily Heath says:

    Don’t you find the comb a bit chewy? I like sucking the honey out of it. Yesterday I gave a bit of comb from my hive to a person who’d never tried local honey before and the pleasure on his face was extraordinary to watch.

    • Phillip says:

      The comb is definitely chewy. I’ve taken big bites of it and ended up chewing big wads of wax like gum. I don’t mind the chewiness, though. I’m usually so overwhelmed by the flavour of the honey, I don’t notice anything else.

  4. Jeff says:

    Nice post Phil. Quite entertaining…. You had em in stitches.

    My mouth was watering.

  5. Steve says:

    If there’s any way to send the comb when you send my honey, I’ll eat it. I’ll even write a post about it.

  6. Jeff says:

    Phil,

    Next year I am dedicating one colony strictly to comb honey production. You keep teasing me with those pics of comb honey. Damn you….

    • Phillip says:

      Yeah, it’s pretty damn great. I would have gone all foundationless in the honey supers, but I was so unsure about everything, I went half and half instead — placing a foundationless frame between every conventional frame.

      I was planning to save a foundationless frame for you, but none of the ones we had left were fully capped and I didn’t want to have them around like that. I’ll hook you up with some cut comb, though. We’ll do a honey exchange.

      We’ve become so used to the flavour of our honey that we can notice the differences between honeys now. At first we could barely tell the difference between grocery store honey and ours. We could tell ours was better, but we couldn’t tell how much better. Grocery store honey tastes like chemicals to us now. Even the last batch of honey we harvested tastes different than the first frames we pulled at the beginning of the month. Even from hive to hive, we can noticed differences.

      You’re going to love having your own honey.

  7. Jeff says:

    The difference between the first batch and last batch might be clover to golden rod. Golden rod is suppost to be a stronger flavored honey.

    Apparently fireweed honey is a nice honey too.

    • Phillip says:

      I believe that. The second batch is more floral, more intense. Both batches are good, though at the moment I prefer the milder stuff we got earlier in the year.

      Might be extracting tomorrow at Aubrey’s. Will take photos and vids if I can.

  8. Jessica says:

    I never tried honeycomb before. People say that you can get honeycomb at vitamin shops like The Vitamin Shoppe. My friends said that you can eat the wax too; is that true? Please reply

  9. Phillip says:

    I don’t know anything about any Vitamin Shoppe, but yes, you can eat the wax. I spit it out in the video, but eating it won’t hurt you. I eat it all the time when I have comb honey on my toast and I don’t even notice it.

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