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« on: August 30, 2013, 05:28:30 PM »

I have just made up quite a few cut honey combs for the first time.



out of interest as bee keepers do you spit or swallow the wax?
I have decided i am a spitter.

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 05:40:04 PM »

I'm a spitter too!
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 05:44:09 PM »

I eat both the honey and the comb.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 08:16:59 PM »

Swallow;

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb , sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

I've past the fifty mark (54) I figure I need every advantage I can get. "Healthy Bones" Sometimes I believe the good Lord puts stuff right in front of us. I hope this is one of those times.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 11:22:07 PM »

I do both. I try to eat a little on a regular basis.
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 12:30:15 AM »

Interesting title
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If you put it in your mouth, swallowing some is gonna happen.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 01:18:27 AM »

If you eat it with a cracker, you will never have the wax gum up. I like a little cheese and maybe a roasted pecan topped with comb honey on a cracker.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 09:21:35 PM »

Swallow;

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb , sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

I've past the fifty mark (54) I figure I need every advantage I can get. "Healthy Bones" Sometimes I believe the good Lord puts stuff right in front of us. I hope this is one of those times.
Good Point!  I'm going to try to eat more of the comb!  I need every advantage I can get also!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 01:05:37 AM »

I eat the comb sometimes, it's supposed to be healthy for you, but I just don't see wax as being to healthy for you, so not like I chow down on the comb.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2013, 05:39:50 AM »

BTB;

Is there a difference between wax and comb? I had the notion that they were the same.
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 06:48:29 AM »

Nice!
Is that from the year?
Where did you get the boxes from? Planning on doing some cut comb this year and will need boxes.
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2013, 10:15:57 AM »

BTB;

Is there a difference between wax and comb? I had the notion that they were the same.

Prpbably means if you start with a foundation vs foundationless? Just a guess though. Never done comb or chunk myself. Get I few request from the older generation occasionally. Older than me and I am over the mid century Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2013, 11:09:41 AM »

Older than me and I am over the mid century Smiley

My daddy is 80 and lives in in Pickett County, Tennessee. He prefers honey on the comb. I think it is a generational preference, and I also think it's a Southern thing. I could be wrong about the latter, but I've never seen anyone ever eat it out here.

The only caveat to that is I saw a Ross Rounds being sold for $14.95 each at a roadside fruit stand outside of Pasco, Washington yesterday.
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2013, 01:21:39 PM »

How long can comb honey be stored in the plastic boxes?
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 08:43:19 PM »

It will outlast the plastic at the right temp.   
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 02:36:47 PM »

and I also think it's a Southern thing. I could be wrong about the latter, but I've never seen anyone ever eat it out here.

And I thought it was a Northern thing  Smiley Most definitely a generation thing here in the South for those that do ask.

I know of a guy that was selling Ross Rounds to a Church up North. They used them in their worship service. He said when he has, I belive it was a thousand, they came after them. I belive at that time, several years back, he was getting $5 a round.
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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2013, 07:53:44 AM »

I've noticed 90% of my Honey Customers want Comb in the Jars.
I am setting up to produce more comb honey this next season using shallow boxes and thin foundation.
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2013, 01:20:37 PM »


I know of a guy that was selling Ross Rounds to a Church up North. They used them in their worship service.

Since your post I've been trying to think of ways someone could use a Ross Round in a worship service. Communion? Gifts for visitors? I have to say I'm stumped.
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2013, 02:36:25 PM »

Palouse;  Same here I'm scratching my head on that one.

Now I've eaten honey that tasted so good it made you want to have church..,
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