We have been majorly crushing over this honeycomb we harvested last week. 😋🍯🐝 .
Some fun facts:
Honeybees make honey comb from 8 glands that secrete wax onto their abdomen. It then turns into flakes which they scrape off and chew to soften and form into hexagonal shapes. .
Did you know the hexagon structure uses the least amount of material to create the most effective storage system of cells for the volume!? .
Honey comb cells are not only used to store honey but also where the queen lays her eggs, known as brood cells. They are taken care of by the worker bees and become the future of the colony. .
The raw honey in the comb is loaded with naturally occurring enzymes, pollen and antioxidants. The beeswax in the comb doesn’t have a lot of nutritional value except a small amount of vitamin A, but it is a great source of roughage... and is just really fun to eat... which we call natures candy🍬