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More About Honeycomb

Honeycomb

For many centuries, humans have harvested honey from bees for its sweet taste and waxy comb, a unique substance that can be used for many purposes. What is honeycomb?  Like honey, honeycomb is made by honeybees in their hives. Both substances get their start as nectar from flowers, which the honeybees transform into honey through a […]

Honeycomb and Beeswax

Honeycomb

Carefully crafted by young worker bees into six-sided honeycomb cells, beeswax provides tiny storage units for bee larvae, honey and pollen. There are two possible explanations for why honeycomb is composed of hexagons rather than another shape. One is that a hexagonal structure uses the least material to create a lattice of cells. Another is that […]

What Is Varietal Honey?

Varietal honey is honey made predominantly from the nectar of a single type of flower. In order to capture and preserve the qualities and flavors unique to these monofloral honeys, beekeepers must consider local plant flowering patterns when planning hive location and the timing of each honey harvest. Unlike supermarket honeys, which are generally blended, […]