12 responses

  1. Rusty
    September 23, 2011

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

  2. Meaghan
    September 23, 2011

    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
    September 25, 2011

    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
      September 25, 2011

      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
    September 25, 2011

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

    My mouth was watering.

  5. Steve
    September 26, 2011

    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
    September 29, 2011

    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
      September 29, 2011

      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
    September 30, 2011

    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
      September 30, 2011

      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
    December 30, 2011

    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
    December 30, 2011

    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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