Honeycomb is a natural product made by honey bees to store honey and pollen or house their larvae.It consists of a series of hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax which generally contain raw honey.
Raw honey differs from commercial honey because it’s not pasteurized or filtered.Honeycomb may also contain some beepollen, propolis, and royal jelly — additional bee products with potential health benefits of their own. However, these are likely to be found only in small amounts.
You can eat the whole honeycomb, including the honey and waxy cells surrounding it.The raw honey has a more textured consistency than filtered honey. In addition, the waxy cells can be chewed as a gum.
Raw honey and beeswax are the two main components of honeycomb. Raw honey is rich in enzymes and antioxidants, while beeswax contains long-chain fatty acids and alcohols — all of which may benefit your well-being.