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Topic: Comb honey

  PLAN BEE - comb honey
Comb honey is the only sweet in the world that is neither made nor processed by man. The bees build their delicate and ingenious comb and fill it with honey.
Honey that has been extracted from the comb and strained is not the same and loses some of the delicate taste and aroma of the flowers, as it is heated to retard granulation and then filtered.
Put comb honey on anything that you wish to sweeten, or eat it as is. The wax won't hurt you; although it has little nutritional value it is a guarantee that the honey it contains is one hundred percent natural and organic.
www.planbeehoney.net /combhoney.html   (173 words)

 Preparation of Comb Honey for Show
All comb honey should be produced during a good nectar flow to ensure quick and even drawing, filling and capping of the comb, which should be removed from the hive as soon as it is ready.
The comb should be cut to exactly fit the container, use a template and a sharp knife, not a commercial comb cutter, and should be well drained on a rack (a cake cooling rack is suitable) before insertion.
When cutting the piece(s) of comb the same criteria should be observed as for the cut comb classes; it should be cut with a sharp knife, using a suitable template, and well drained before placing in the prepared chosen container, it should reach from the base of the jar almost to the top.
www.honeyshow.co.uk /combhoneyforshow.shtml   (1439 words)

 Idaho Honey
The beeswax comb (honey comb) is the wax structure built by the bees where nectar and pollen is stored and subsequently processed into honey.
Extracting honey from the comb is a process of removing the beeswax cappings followed by rotating (spinning) the comb to produce a centrifugal force which removes the honey.
Honey color is also affected by the time of year it is produced, with the lighter honey coming earlier in the season, followed by darkening as the honey season progresses.
www.jackterry.net /honey/honey_types.html   (595 words)

 Comb Honey
The honey comb is made from beeswax, which in turn is made from nectar gathered by honeybees.
Honey comb from New Zealand is therefore among the purest honeys in the World.
Honey Comb is produced in frames that are specially prepared for the purpose.
www.airborne.co.nz /combhoney.html   (625 words)

 Pure Wisconsin Honey
Honey is primarily composed of fructose, glucose and water.
Comb honey is honey that comes as it was produced — in the honey bees' wax comb.
Free of visible crystals, liquid honey is extracted from the honey comb by centrifugal force, gravity or straining.
www.midvalleyvu.com /Honey.html   (1055 words)

 Comb honey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comb honey is produced by honeybees in a hive.
Before the invention of honey extractor almost all honey produced was in the form of comb honey.
Comb honey production is more suitable for areas with a prolonged honeyflow from dutch clover, alsike, and yellow clover.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comb_honey   (241 words)

 honey - Allrecipes
Other honeys, some of which are only available in limited quantities in the region from which they originate, come from the following blossoms: alfalfa, buckwheat, dandelion, heather, linden, raspberry, spearmint and thyme, just to name a few.
When using honey in cooking, it's important to know its source-buckwheat honey, for example, has far too strong a flavor to be used in a recipe that calls for orange blossom honey, which has a light, delicate fragrance and flavor.
Honey is widely used as a bread spread and as a sweetener and flavoring agent for baked goods, liquids (such as tea), desserts and in some cases savory dishes like honey-glazed ham or carrots.
allrecipes.com /howto/honey/detail.aspx   (336 words)

 Royal Bee Jelly, Comb Honey
Mel's honey will change color depending on, the time of year it was harvested, and on the flowers the bees are working.
The honey produced varies in color from light amber to a dark depending on the time of year, and the flowers the bees are working.
Usually in the spring the bees are gathering fruit blossom honey, which is usually a lighter and milder honey, then in the fall the bees gather a darker, more richer flavor honey from various floral sources.
melsolives.com /honey_catalog.htm   (554 words)

 Sue Bee Honey >> About Honey >> Encyclobeedia
Her legs are designed to comb this pollen from her body and catch it in a tuft of bristles on her third pair of legs.
HONEY — The nectar and sweet deposits from plants which is gathered, modified and stored in honeycomb by honey bees.
The honey is dark amber in color; however, its flavor is not as strong as one would expect from a dark honey.
www.suebee.com /honey/encyclobeedia.asp   (3400 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions - Honey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Honey is probably the oldest sweetener known to man. Its use predates recorded history and has been found in the Egyptian pyramids.
Honey is not a direct substitute for table sugar however, its use in recipes may call for a bit of alteration to get it to turn out right.
Honey grading is a matter of voluntary compliance which means some producers may be lax and sloppy about it.
www.usaemergencysupply.com /faq/honeytypes.html   (1325 words)

 Gourmet Food - THE NIBBLE - Types of Honey
Comb honey is honey that is sold as it was produced—in the honey bees’ wax comb.
It is extracted from the honey comb by centrifugal force, gravity or straining.
Blueberry honey does not necessarily taste like blueberries, nor raspberry honey like raspberries, etc. Honeys are based on the nectar of the flower, not on the infusion of the fruit of the plant.
www.thenibble.com /reviews/main/honey/types.asp   (1566 words)

 Tips & Advice - Comb Honey
Frames for comb honey must be above the queen excluder and the wax used is a Thin foundation, or alternatively a narrow strip of this attached to the top bar will allow the bees to build their own comb out.
You can store comb honey in the fridge or the freezer where the honey will remain liquid indefinitely as honey does not freeze.
Comb honey removed from the hive immediately it is capped is white, although the foundation will be more yellow as it has been processed.
www.beehive.org.nz /tips-and-advice/taa-comb-honey.htm   (876 words)

 Wild Honey Bee Comb
The outer drapes are most often used for honey storage whereas the internal hangings are more often used to rear the young bees.
Honey is formulated from worker bee saliva and plant nectar which used as food storage for the hive.
Humans have an exceptionally long history of harvesting honey and later in developing hive systems to ease in the cultivation of this highly treasured substance.
www.insects.org /entophiles/hymenoptera/hyme_011.html   (154 words)

 A Honey Press
That was better, but it still left a lot of honey in the comb and in the bag holding the comb.
The comb could be used in cut comb honey or can be cut into strips for chunk honey jars.
The honey is never heated, nor is it subjected to mixing with air to the extent that occurs in conventional extraction.
www.gsu.edu /~biojdsx/press.htm   (689 words)

Cut comb honey is honey that has been packaged with chunks of the honey comb.
Blueberry Honey - Taken from the tiny white flowers of the blueberry bush, the nectar makes a honey which is typically light amber in color and with a full, well-rounded flavor.
Eucalyptus honey varies greatly in color and flavor, but in general, it tends to be a bold-flavored honey with a slightly medicinal aftertaste.
www.tricountyfarm.org /oregon_honey.asp   (1121 words)

 Beekeepers Home Pages: Honey Page
Extracted honey is liquid honey which has been removed from the honey combs by the use of centrifuge equipment.
Comb honey is honey which is still in the original wax combs made by the bees.
Honey may vary from white and clear (usually alfalfa honey from drier, alkali soils) to very dark (buckwheat from acidic soils).
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Beekeeping/honey.htm   (680 words)

 Honey Bees and Beekeeping
Honey is sold as "extracted" honey - bottled, liquid honey that has been extracted from the combs; "comb" honey -honey still in its natural comb; and "chunk" honey - a bottled combination of extracted and comb.
Chunk honey is made by placing a piece of cut comb honey in a jar and filling up the rest of the jar with extracted honey.
Honey bee brood and adults are attacked by bacteria, viruses, protozoa's, fungi and exotic parasitic mites.
www.thefarm.org /charities/i4at/lib2/bees.htm   (3898 words)

 All About Honey
Honey, a pure, natural sweetener prepared by bees from nectar collected from wild and cultivated flowers, was the first sweetener known to man. It is frequently mentioned in the Bible and depicted in cave paintings from prehistoric times.
When the moisture content of the honey is reduced to about 17%, the bees fill the small cells of the comb and seal them with a white beeswax capping.
Honey is derived from the nectar of flowers and, unlike refined sugar, consists of various sugars which enter the blood stream at different times.
www.draperbee.com /info/honey.htm   (1415 words)

 Beekeeping pictures - A year in the Bee Yards!
The picture to your left shows two comb honey supers on a strong colony that is cooling itself by partially clustring outside their front door.
Comb honey supers are slightly different as the foundation (sheet of was that is used to start the frame) is much thinner since it is used only one time and then it is cut out for us to eat.
Comb honey is really unique, there is absolutely no heat involved in the packaging.
www.honeyflowfarm.com /beeproject/beeproject.htm   (2327 words)

 Honeycomb - Comb Honey
Comb honey is the most natural honey you can buy - we cut the comb honey right off the wooden frames.
Comb honey is taken directly from the hive just as the bees made it.
Comb honey is what our grandparents grew up on and it's getting tougher to find beekeepers who produce comb honey.
www.localharvest.org /store/item.jsp?id=5314   (190 words)

 FABULOUS FOODS COOKING SCHOOL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The honey's color and flavor comes from the type of flower from which the bee extracted the nectar.
Honey is generally available in one of three forms: liquid, chunk style and comb.
Chunk honey has some pieces of comb included in the jar and comb honey includes a large piece of honey filled comb.
www.fabulousfoods.com /school/glossary/ingredients/honey.html   (198 words)

 STAKICH, Inc top quality bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, honey, beeswax, herbal extracts, chlorella, spirulina, ...
It is an instant energy building food containing all the essential minerals necessary for life; seven vitamins of the B complex group, amino acids, enzymes and an antibacterial agent that acts like penicillin and other antibiotics killing microbes and germs.
Comb honey is excellent for stuffy nose and sinus congestion.
Honey is the only natural sweetener that doesn't have to be refined.
www.stakich.com /hfolder/honeycomb.htm   (156 words)

 Cut comb
This is honey still in the comb and therefore in its most natural state.
It may be a small square wooden frame of honey but these days it's more likely to be a square of comb cut out of a full size frame.
Cut comb is sold by weight and although it comes in plastic containers designated as 8oz or 12oz the actual weight depends on the thickness of the comb it was cut from.
www.honeyshop.co.uk /cutcomb.html   (247 words)

 Biology - Bee Behavior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cut-comb honey is much easier to produce than comb honey since the beekeeper does not have to crowd the bees to force them to work in the sections.
When the comb is sealed, cut it out of the frame, divide it into pieces of the desired size, and let it drain overnight in a warm room.
Since the granulation of honey always increases the possibility of fermentation, you must heat the honey to 150° F to kill the yeasts responsible for fermentation.
maarec.cas.psu.edu /bkCD/Products_Hive/cut_comb_honey.html   (471 words)

 Honeycomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fresh, new comb is sometimes sold and used intact as comb honey, especially if the honey is being spread on bread rather than used in cooking or to sweeten tea.
In transition zones between the larger cells of drone comb and the smaller cells of worker comb, or when the bees encounter obstacles, the shapes are often distorted.
In 1965, László Fejes Tóth discovered that the trihedral pyramidal shape (which is composed of three rhombi) used by the honeybee is not the theoretically optimal three-dimensional geometry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Honey_comb   (626 words)

 My Honey Co. - Questions - My Honey Co   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Honey bees collect the sweet nectar from various floral sources with their straw like tongue or proboscus.
The nectar mixes with enzymes in their honey stomach and is then transported back to the beehive and put in cells.
Honey is a non-oily moisturizer due to its hygroscopic properties.
www.myhoneyco.com /faq.html   (870 words)

 Raw Honey, pure unprocessed, unheated raw Beekeeper's Honey, really raw honey, Organic Local Honey for Sale, Natural ...
Raw honey, natural, local, Beekeeper's honey, unheated, unprocessed honey with real bee pollen and propolus, also comb honey (honeycomb), from the rural meadows of Massachusetts.
This honey is from the early spring blossoms of fruit trees and spring flowers.
Honey is shipped in plastic squeeze bottles with flip top caps for easy pouring or in traditional glass honey jars - your choice where indicated.
www.carlislehoney.com   (738 words)

 Honey recipes
Mix comb honey with olive oil & water in blender and use as the liquid in bread recipes.
Heat milk and honey together until the honey is dissolved, then stir in the butter.
When the milk and honey mixture is somewhat cooled, beat in the eggs.
www.honeyflowfarm.com /honeyrecipes.htm   (796 words)

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it has the ability to attract and retain moisture.
Also, unlike some acne treatments, honey doesn’t dry the skin.” Honey is antimicrobial for many reason, including its high sugar content, which limits the amount of water available to bacteria for growth; its relatively high acidity (low pH); and its low protein content, which deprives bacteria of nitrogen needed for growth.
Honey is a safe and wholesome food for older children and adults.
www.maplelawnfarms.com /honey/default.htm   (1098 words)

 Pure Raw Honey - Comb Honey - Creamed Honey
Most commercially processed honeys are heated to high temperatures that kill the natural enzymes in honey.
Raw honey is achieved by heating the honey to 100-110 degrees and pumping it into a holding tank where it settles.
Some honeys are known for their dark colors such as buckwheat and avacado however northwest floral nectars do not follow this rule.
www.annashoney.com   (497 words)

 Comb Honey, Honeycombs, Honey Combs
Honey combs are good for you as well.
Most young people could not tell you what comb honey is. In the last 20 years or so, more beekeepers extract their honey from their honeycombs since the extracting equipment has been greatly improved.
Pure honey producer beekeepers can produce a lot more honey when they extract the honey from the honeycombs and put the honeycombs back into the hive for the bees to use again to store more honey.
www.durhamsbeefarm.com /comb-honey.htm   (327 words)

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