Honeycomb is a cluster of repeating hexagonal beeswax cells that fill the interior of a honey bee beehive. Bees carefully make hexagons in their hives so not only do they fit perfectly together with no gaps, this six sided shape uses the least amount of material to hold the most weight.
Honeycomb is a natural product made by the bees to store their final product along with the Queen bees’ egg. All of the honeycomb can be eaten safely including the waxy cells and raw honey.
|Eating honeycomb is one way you can enjoy the fruit of the bees’ labour.
Raw honey and bees wax are the main components of honeycomb. Raw honey is rich in enzymes and antioxidants while bees wax contains long chain fatty acids.
There are numerous amounts of health benefits from eating Honeycomb. It can help fight infections and improve general health as well as benefitting your heart by increasing blood flow and cholesterol levels whilst lowering your blood pressure. This might also boost the liver function and can be used as a sugar replacement for people with diabetes.
Whilst you can eat it just as it is it makes an excellent sweetener in desserts or crumbled on top of cereal of yoghurts.se from our many choices of ways to get involved from sponsoring a hive through to housing your very own hive in your garden.