Vintage wine, aged cheese, and comb honey . . . what more could you ask for? Although it might break the bank, all that luxury can be found at your local Safeway Supermarket. My daughter found this display on Thanksgiving weekend in a Kirkland, Washington store. From the photo, I can’t tell how big the chunks are, but I’m guessing they probably average about 12 ounces.
For those of you interested in producing gold in a box, I am planning an entire series on comb honey production, including selection of equipment, raising the bees, and marketing the product. I plan to cover square and round sections, cut comb, and chunk honey. Most importantly, I will explain how I get my bees to do this exacting work.
Now is a good time to buy your equipment and get it ready for spring. Remember, the winter solstice—the real beginning of bee season—is only eighteen days away.