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Looking for Raw Honeycomb

  • 09-05-2016 5:12pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭


    Hi,

    Does anybody know where I could find raw honeycomb? I tried a couple of organic food shops at the weekend but they didn't know where to find it.

    Ideally just honeycomb, and not a jar of honey with a piece of comb inside.

    Cheers.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,241 ✭✭✭✭Kovu


    You could possibly try asking/moving this thread over to us in the Beekeeping forum :)


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Politics Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,108 CMod ✭✭✭✭Dizzyblonde


    I've moved this into the Beekeeping forum, you're much more likely to get helpful replies here than in food & Drink :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,203 ✭✭✭✭fits


    I'm not sure what this 'raw' business is. Honeycomb cant be anything else but raw. Its a bad time of year to be looking for it as last summer was poor enough and this summer's honey wont be available for another while.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭mahoganygas


    fits wrote: »
    I'm not sure what this 'raw' business is. Honeycomb cant be anything else but raw. Its a bad time of year to be looking for it as last summer was poor enough and this summer's honey wont be available for another while.

    Thanks - I wasn't quite sure what that correct term was. I wanted to distinguish between honeycomb the confectionery, and honeycomb from a hive.

    Any tips on where to source it later in the year? Do shops usually sell it or should I look at farms?

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,203 ✭✭✭✭fits


    Some shops will stock it direct from beekeepers. Its been in short supply in recent years. I have two beekeepers in family and I am buying non Irish honey at the moment. Best time to look for honeycomb is in early autumn.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 52 ✭✭frankston


    fits wrote: »
    Some shops will stock it direct from beekeepers. Its been in short supply in recent years. I have two beekeepers in family and I am buying non Irish honey at the moment. Best time to look for honeycomb is in early autumn.

    Where are you? I have two supers full of honey! : - )

    Im in south east Clare


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,203 ✭✭✭✭fits


    I'm in the south east. Maybe I need to look outside of family (or get my own hives)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭bpmurray


    This is probably a good place to ask. However, there's almost certainly a beekeepers association near you, and that's where you'll get it if there's any available.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,488 ✭✭✭mahoganygas


    I managed to pick some up on amazon.
    It came from a UK supplier.

    Hopefully I can find a local supplier later in the summer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭bpmurray


    The bees are loading up on Rapeseed now, so you should be able to find some of that. Note that it crystallises really quickly so you'll only have a few days to eat it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Maeve Honey


    I managed to pick some up on amazon.
    It came from a UK supplier.

    Hopefully I can find a local supplier later in the summer.



    I can help if you want Irish cut-comb honey. I do both the normal stuff (where you give the bees a sheet of very thin wax foundation to start with) and the supreme foundation-less, where the bees make (sometimes) an unbelievably tenuous wax throughout. Based in Athlone, but happy to post and occasionally in Dublin on certain routes.

    I really enjoy the challenge of it. To make great comb honey you have to run extremely strong, healthy and tight hives - the same conditions that give an elevated risk of losing the colony by swarming.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭Effects


    They also sell it in Fallon and Byrne in Dublin.


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