The Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Honey Board recommend that you not give honey to infants under the age of 12 months. Infant botulism is a rare disease caused by the bacteria, Clostridium botulinum. The disease causes varying degrees of paralysis. Children over age 1 and healthy adults have the mature digestive systems necessary to prevent botulism spores from thriving. (source: livestrong.com)
What is Comb Honey?
Comb Honey is honey produced directly on the hive and harvested and packaged without alteration. The honey stored within the honeycomb is the purest, rawest form of honey, and the wax the honeycomb is made of has nutritional value and health benefits.
How Do You Eat Comb Honey?
You can eat it directly out of the round with a spoon, spread it on crackers or toast, pair it with a cheese, or cut a chunk of it off and eat it like chewy candy. You can drizzle the honey into your tea,onto your toast, or crush up the comb.
How Should you Store Your Comb Honey?
Best to be stored at room temperature in a cabinet or on your kitchen counter, just keep it in its plastic case to keep unwanted insects or dust to collect on it. Do not allow your honey to exceed temperatures of 140 degrees Fahrenheit as it will lose it's beneficial properties. Equally it is not a good idea to keep honey in the refrigerator as it will promote crystallization.
How Can you Purchase Comb Honey?
The Whole Wheatery in Lancaster, CA
Call Lee's Bees at (661) 946-0151
Firewood * Wood Pellets * BBQ Pellets * Honey
Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival Winner - August 2016
Lee took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for comb honey
Comb Honey is Judged on:
* Uniformity of Appearance
* Cleanliness of Section &
* Absence of Uncapped Cells
* Uniformity of Honey & Comb
Pictured left to right, 1st, 2nd & 3rd place entries for Antelope Valley Fair
Honey and Lee's Bees have always gone hand-in-hand. We started Lee's Bees in 1976 with 25 hives. Keeping our days jobs until 1983, our goal was to go full time when we reached around 1000 colonies. All went well until we had 7 years of drought here in California. We started selling firewood to make ends meet in the winter, while taking the bees to North Dakota in the summers. After over 20 years Lee has started back into the bee business himself I 2016 with 25 colonies and in this first year back at beekeeping he has produced Ross Round Comb Honey . (see side panel for what Comb Honey is, benefits, and ways to consume it). In the second year, Lee's Bees has grown to over 80 colonies of bees and the honey can be purchased at The Whole Wheatery in Lancaster, CA. You can visit The Whole Wheatery's webpage here: http://thewholewheatery.com/
It is the finest natural unpasteurized honey produced without overheating or over-straining to make sure beneficial enzymes, amino acids, and pollen are not eliminated.
Honey being sold at The Whole Wheatery comes in the following sizes:
1lbs Jar Honey
2lbs Jar Honey
12 Ounce Bears
Ross Round Comb Honey
Our Lee's Bees Ross Round Comb Honey is made from Alfalfa, but is produced right here locally in the Antelope Valley.
Comb honey is honey intended for consumption while it is still contained within its original hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells, called honeycomb. It is eaten as produced by honey bees and has received no processing, filtering, or manipulation.
Before the invention of the honey extractor almost all honey produced was in the form of comb honey.
Ross Round Comb Honey still in the frame.
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