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Offline squidink

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Do you spit or swallow?
« on: August 30, 2013, 06:28:30 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 06:40:04 PM »
I'm a spitter too!

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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 06:44:09 PM »
I eat both the honey and the comb.

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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 09:16:59 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 12:22:07 AM »
I do both. I try to eat a little on a regular basis.
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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 01:30:15 AM »
Interesting title
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If you put it in your mouth, swallowing some is gonna happen.
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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 02:18:27 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2013, 10:21:35 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 02:05:37 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2013, 06:39:50 AM »
BTB;

Is there a difference between wax and comb? I had the notion that they were the same.
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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 07:48:29 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2013, 11:15:57 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 :)
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Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2013, 12:09:41 PM »
Older than me and I am over the mid century :)

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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2013, 02:21:39 PM »
How long can comb honey be stored in the plastic boxes?

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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 09:43:19 PM »
It will outlast the plastic at the right temp.   

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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 03:36:47 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  :) 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2013, 08:53:44 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2013, 02:20:37 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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Re: Do you spit or swallow?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2013, 03:36:25 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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