Is it safe to eat beeswax with honey in it?

Nope, you should always eat your beeswax plain.

Oh, sorry, couldn’t resist. If you are asking if it’s safe to eat honey along with the wax comb it was made in, the answer is yes. In my opinion it is the best way. See “How to eat comb honey” for more information.


  • Comb honey is delicious. This was our first year for getting honey and I had placed a few bars without the rest of the frame in our supers and got comb honey. (Imagine that!) This we packaged into the neat little clam shells and put a nifty label on it.

    And when we extracted our honey, I couldn’t keep the teenagers out of the bits of comb left to drain in the uncapping tank. That was alright with me, it was a good experience for them. No doubt they will want to help.
    next year.

    Yes, it is very edible!

  • When I was a young boy in secondary school about the age of 13 we had a special class for agricultural education, we learnt about farms, spinning wool, and most importantly about honey bees and how important they are; the best part about this class was one day our teacher brought in some of his own honey comb and I had never had anything like it before even though i use to eat honey sandwiches on occasion.

    Today I received a gift from a family friend who has a hobby for keeping bees and he knew I was fascinated by the little buggers and he gave me a tub with a very generious portion of honey comb and I must say even 13 years later from my first experience it’s just as incredible, it’s a true delicacy which I can’t wait to try out on some fresh muffins and pancakes!

    The best part is chewing the wax and savouring the flavour of the honey.

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