How to Eat Honeycomb – Three Tasty Options
This year my contribution to the local beekeeping holiday dinner was an appetizer platter featuring this year’s comb honey. The honey was from my yard here and made using the Ross Rounds system. It seemed well received and was cleaned up by the end of dinner.
As pictured, Comb honey sitting atop cream cheese, green seedless grapes, blackberries, blueberries, Townhouse Focaccia Tuscan cheese crackers, Triscuit Fig and Honey crackers.
Comb management is an important aspect of beekeeping, but comb management has not always been a management strategy of beekeepers. Rather, comb management is a fairly new concept. Beekeepers started managing comb with the invention of the Langstroth hive in the 1850’s. Today, comb management is a common practice for beekeepers, and an aspect of beekeeping beekeepers must be cognizant of. Because of the importance of comb management, I am writing 4-part blog-series on the subject. The blog-series is split into 4 parts:
- History of comb management
- Management strategies of foundation
- Cell size: why so much variation between producers?
- Benefits of replacing old comb
Read full article with more detailed pictures here: Comb Management: Part 1 — Bee Informed Partnership
Part Two will be posted tomorrow.