A Honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal prismatic wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey and pollen. Honey bees consume about 8.4 lb (3.8 kg) of honey to secrete 1 lb (454g) of wax so it makes economic sense to return the wax to the hive after harvesting the honey. The structure of the comb may be left basically intact when honey is extracted from it by uncapping and spinning in a centrifugal machine – the honey extractor. By chewing honeycomb, made of bee wax, you are entering active biological compounds in your organism as well as vitamin A.
Chewing honeycomb will clean your teeth, disinfect the oral cavity, cleans your gums and will help in removing plaque. Honeycomb contains useful compounds that are present in all other bee products. Chewing honeycomb has positive effects on airways. Since airway diseases are linked with a disorder of metabolism and lack of some nutrients, it is hard to access honeycomb’s health benefits. Honeycomb is a great tool for treating colds. It is recommended to chew honeycomb from 4 to 6 hours, then you should spit it. In fact, the treatment lasts one day. Since this treatment does not cause any kind of damage, the procedure can be repeated the very next day. This is a good way of prevention sinus infections in the spring and fall when the disease is greatest. Chewing honeycomb with honey is recommended for people who suffer from periodontitis, gum bleeding cleansing the gums.
Please Note: Raw honey tends to crystallize within 2-6 months, depending on the humidity, temperature, un/direct light.