The honeycombs represent the beehive and the wax is its “cement”.
Combs are a place of shelter, food storage, they are the colony’s nest, but they are also a communication system, they are a record of the hive’s memories, they are the colony’s identity and they are a first line of defense against microorganisms disease generators. All these functions are ensured because wax is ubiquitous in the hive!
Color: Pure wax is completely white. In contact with honey and pollen, it takes on a translucent, translucent or yellowish color. As the wax is used for several generations of the colony, the color of the combs darkens to brown and black.
Odor: Similar to the odor of honey
Flavor: Mild, slightly balsamic
Wax is an inert material that absorbs the color of the products used and the aromas of the hive. It is also malleable, when broken the wax texture should be granular and not crystalline.
How to eat honeycombs:
Chew small portions of honeycomb for 10 minutes. The comb should be chewed slowly and well insalivated, swallowing the juice as it frees itself from the comb. The wax should be expelled when it starts to crumble. Don’t swallow the wax!