Does the wax from honeycombs have nutrition in it?
I love buying honeycombs with honey through it, I know honey is healthy for you, but is comb?
- RaiderLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Honey bees consume about 8.4 pounds of honey to secrete one pound of wax, so it makes economic sense to return the wax to the hive after harvesting the honey, commonly called "pulling honey" or "robbing the bees" by beekeepers. The structure of the comb may be left basically intact when honey is extracted from it by uncapping and spinning in a centrifugal machine—the honey extractor.
The wax produced by the bees may be eaten but some what like paraffin wax neither contain any nutritional values.
- JIMMYLv 71 decade ago
No it is just wax. When I was a kid I would chew it like gum, no bubbles of course.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's use for conservative purpose.