Straight From the Hive
This famous Raw Georgia honeycomb has zero processing, filtering or manipulation. This honeycomb was harvested from bee hives in the great Okefenokee Swamplands in southern Georgia. The Okefenokee forests and swamplands are North America’s most unspoiled and precious natural area.
Raw Honeycomb is one of nature’s finest delicacies. The honeycomb contains beeswax and virgin, capped raw honey. Raw honey from honeycomb is nature’s great energy source and immune system builder.
Raw Georgia Honey Comb
Beeswax has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that benefit your body. Give in to this sweet temptation and savor raw honeycomb with your favorite cheese wedge or on your preferred crackers. It pairs great with a tart slice of apple or deli meats.
The backbone of honeycomb are the hexagonal beeswax cells. Bees typically consume 6 pounds of honey to create 1 pound of beeswax. Bees create only one pound of honey for every 1.1 billion flower blossoms visited. Flower blossoms nectar is the source of bee hive honey. Bees deposit the flower nectar gathered from tens of thousands of flowers into each beeswax cell. Bees fan their wings over the cells, evaporating most water from the nectar. In the finishing touch, bees cap the honeycomb cells with beeswax. This leaves behind the “nectar of the Gods” known as honey. The typical water content of honey ranges from 15% – 17%. Capped honey cells are reserved for the colony food supply. Beeswax is a highly edible substance that helps with healing and allergies.
History of Okefenokee Swamplands
OKEFENOKEE SWAMPLANDS: There was a massive fire in May of 2017 impacting the Okefenokee Swamplands in south Georgia and supply of Raw Georgia honeycomb and honey. This article and map outline this natural disaster where the dry, drought-like conditions forced massive evacuations.
Here is a blog article with many interesting details and facts on honeycomb.