At Ames Farm, we manage our apiary for the production of approximately 8,000 pieces of comb honey each year. The production of comb honey, also known as edible honeycomb, has become a lost art among beekeepers.
The comb is cut directly from the frame for sale. Each season, 2300 wooden frames are steam cleaned and assembled with a thin, fragile beeswax sheet of foundation. The bees construct hexagonal-shaped cells of beeswax on that foundation and fill each cell with honey.
This gift from nature is entirely edible honeycomb and can be eaten straight out of the container, sliced thin for toast, paired with cheese or fruit, or melted into hot cereal. Enjoy an experience like nothing else, as complex flavors burst over your taste buds! Store at room temperature.