Raw honeycomb is a real treat. It's as close as you will come to reaching into a beehive and harvesting honey yourself. We take fully loaded frames of honey and hand-cut the squares. (Sticky, but fun.) We then place each square in a clear plastic box that shows off the beauty of the honeycomb.
Each honeycomb square is packed full of gallberry honey (also called holly honey.) The squares weigh at least 12 ounces, although many are 14 ounces or more.
Other companies charge $25 for this size of honeycomb. Our regular price is $16, which is a great deal.
Floral Source and Flavor
Gallberry is a medium sized evergreen bush that grows throughout pine woodlands in the southeastern United States. In May, these bushes produce small white flowers that contain a lot of nectar. Bees love it. Gallberry honey is medium sweet with a pleasant floral flavor. Our current supply of honeycomb comes from Southern Georgia.
The easiest way to enjoy raw honeycomb is to cut off a small piece and pop it in your mouth. Bite down and feel the honey ooze out. Keep chewing the wax until the flavor is gone. Then spit out the beeswax.
It also makes a great presentation on a charcuterie board. To serve, slice off very thin pieces and place them on a piece of bread, or a slice of cheese or fruit. One of our favorites is to spread some plain goat cheese (chevre) on a slice of baguette and then top off with a thin slice of honeycomb. When the thin slices of honeycomb are served this way on bread, fruit or cheese, you can chew and swallow all of it.