Comb honey production using Ross Round style equipment: center comb is complete, right in progress
Comb honey is honey, intended for consumption, which still contains pieces of the hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells of the honeycomb.
Before the invention of the honey extractor almost all honey produced was in the form of comb honey. Today, most honey is produced for extraction but comb honey remains popular among consumers both for eating 'as is' and for combining with extracted honey to make Chunk Honey. Hobbyists and sideliners can best develop their beekeeping skills by producing comb honey, which they can easily sell for several times its value as extracted honey. Comb honey production is more suitable for areas with a prolonged honeyflow from dutch clover, alsike, and yellow clover. Wooded areas are not very suitable for comb honey production, as bees tend to collect much more propolis, which makes the harvesting of comb honey much more difficult. This problem has been largely circumvented with the adoption of specialized frames which prevent accumulation of propolis on saleable units.
Beehive with Ross Round style comb honey super and frames exposed
Populous honey bee colonies are usually reduced to single hive bodies at the beginning of the honeyflow when one or more comb honey supers are added. Comb honey can either be produced in wooden sections, shallow frames, or Ross Rounds. The successful production of comb honey requires that the hive remain somewhat crowded without overcrowding, which leads to swarming. Young prolific queens help rapid colony population expansion with less likelihood of swarming. Caucasian Apis mellifera bees are often preferred for their tendency to keep a constricted brood nest and for their production of white wax cappings, making more attractive honey combs.
- The Hive and the Honeybee, Chapter 16 The Production of Comb and Bulk Comb Honey by Carl E. Killion, 1975 published by Dadant & Sons
- The New Comb Honey Book, by Richard Taylor, 1981, Linden Books
- Honey in the Comb by Eugene Killion, 1981, Dadant & Sons
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Sioux City Journal
Sioux City Journal
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:45:21 -0700
“Comb honey is good for your teeth and your digestive system,” she said. “A lot of people are taking the liquid honey and baking with it. It's also healthy and has some healing qualities to it. If you get a cold or a sore throat or something like that ...
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:52:58 -0700
Rapaski hasn't been around to check on this particular hive in about a month. And now the bees have built a crazy, jagged, mini-mountain range of foot-tall honeycomb inside an empty bee box. “The good news is that it's what we call fresh cut-comb honey ...
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:17:18 -0700
The BEEcosystem is a hexagonal cedar observation hive that is "small enough to be manageable in even nontraditional beekeeping spaces" while also being large enough to produce cut-comb honey, and includes a red light filtering cover so that the bees' ...
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:05:54 -0700
Honeybees play a crucial role in pollinating crops, but colonies are in trouble. Earlier this year, the Bee Informed Partnership reported a 23.1 percent loss of US managed honeybee colonies in the 2014/15 winter season. Though that's down from the ...
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:33:30 -0700
•Way Farms (Cameron Way): Sweet corn, cucumbers, zucchini, kale, potatoes, cabbage, watermelon, honey and reusable farm totes. •Williams Honey Bees (Dan and Cortney Williams): Raw Honey, comb honey, pollen, beeswax candles and lotion products.
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:41:15 -0700
And now, the bees, which should have been storing their honey neatly on wooden frames have instead built a crazy jagged, mini-mountain range of foot-tall honeycomb inside an empty bee box. “The good news is that it's what we call fresh cut-comb honey.
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:18:42 -0700
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:45:00 -0700
This NS family farm is home to 1200 bee colonies that turn out liquid, creamed, and comb honey made from fruit blossoms, clover and wildflowers. Many of the vendors appear to be “home grown” and may not accept credit cards – so bring lots Canadian ...
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