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EgmondsGoud
04-14-2015, 09:12 AM
I was looking around for honeys to use for my first mead attempt and noticed that some products actually have the honeycombs inside it

http://picresize.com/images/rsz_comb.jpg

Does anyone have experience using this in a recipe?

wayneb
04-14-2015, 01:57 PM
While using comb honey can add micronutrients that help your yeasties ferment more cleanly, there isn't anything inherently better about adding the comb itself. In my experience, a little wax doesn't bring anything of value to the mead.

WVMJack
04-14-2015, 07:21 PM
You would want to get some comb from the brood chamber to add something to a whole hive mead, a little pollen, a little beebread, a little propolis, a few slower drone broods add some nutrients. Just regular honeycomb no so much, plus it usually a lot more than extracted honey. WVMJ