What is honeycomb? | Bee Friends Farm

What is honeycomb?

Bee Friends Farm Admin

Produced by honeybees right here in Florida, raw honey comb is marvelous. Our jars of honey are just about as close to the hive as you can get without listening to the gentle buzz of a hive, but this cut comb gets you just a little closer.

But what is honey comb?

Honey comb is quite literally, a frame of honey. It is the store system that bees use for excess honey and these pieces of cut comb are honey bee masterpieces. 

The  honey comb shape that you know and love is a hard working shape! The bees fill those little hexagons with honey and when harvest comes time, we cut out a square just for you. 

Each square of our Wildflower Cut Comb provides a beautiful example of the true art of bees at work. Plus, it's some pretty tasty honey. Folks always ask us, "What do you do with it?" and we have to say the options are endless.
  • Try a small piece on a cheeseboard for an upscale platter that will please anyone.
  • Satisfy your 2 o'clock sweet tooth! Cut a small section, enjoy the honey and chew on the natural beeswax - it will satisfy and distract your cravings. 
  • Spread a spoonful on warm toast. 

Did you know? The hexagon, aka a honeycomb shape, is a masterpiece of engineering due to its strength and size. Bees have to work extra hard to produce wax so it's important for them to build their hives in a way that provides the best option when it comes to labor and wax! Learn more about the shape of their comb in this piece, "What is it about bee and hexagons?"