Is it safe to eat honeycomb? - Comb Honey FAQ

Is it safe to eat honeycomb? - Comb Honey FAQ

Comb honey is one of nature’s most delicious treats and has grown in popularity in recent years. Pure liquid honey is a staple in many kitchens, but raw comb honey may be slightly more intimidating for those who are unfamiliar with it. 

Below, we answer some common questions about honeycomb.

Honeycomb with dripping pure honey

What is honeycomb made of?

Honeycomb is the rawest form of honey, straight from the hive. Comb honey is made of beeswax combs which are filled with pure honey and capped with a thin layer of beeswax. When you purchase honeycomb to eat, the honey inside is often fully or partially crystallized.

Is it safe to eat honeycomb?

Yes! The entire honeycomb is perfectly safe to eat, including the waxy cells. Not only is it safe to eat, it is absolutely delicious.

Is raw honeycomb good for you?

Pure honey has a number of extraordinary benefits. Pure comb honey will also contain trace amounts of bee propolis, bee pollen and royal jelly which all contain beneficial properties, too!

Honeycomb with pears and walnuts

How to eat honeycomb

There is no need to feel intimidated when eating comb honey. You can simply cut a piece of the honeycomb with a butter knife and pop it in your mouth for a sweet treat! 

The waxy cells are edible and can be chewed like taffy, but can also be spit out if you prefer.

Comb honey can also be spread over warm breads or crackers and pairs wonderfully with baking, meats and cheeses or chocolate!

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