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New Zealand Honeycomb - Where, What & Why?

What is honeycomb?

Honeycomb is a structure of hexagonal wax cells built by honeybees within their hive in order to store honey, pollen and nest their larvae.

Honeycomb is a delicacy for many Kiwis that love honey. People in NZ buy honeycomb because it is honey in its rawest and most natural form. This means it is unpasteurized or filtered like commercial honey. 

Beekeepers in New Zealand are able to extract the honeycomb frames from the beehive, harvest the honey without any damage to the hexagonal honeycomb structure and place it back in the hive for honey bees to continue the process of storing honey and more.

Therefore, when New Zealand Honeycomb is sold as comb honey, bees need more energy in the form of honey as a food source, in order to create the hexagonal honeycomb cells once again. Comb honey for sale in NZ is not supplied at large scale such as commercial honey, so buying NZ Honeycomb from Lili’s Honey exposes you to a uniquely tasteful experience. 

Can you eat honeycomb?

Absolutely. People have been eating honey and honeycomb for thousands of years.

Here in New Zealand it is a very popular Christmas gift and can be found in many family lunch and dinner tables. NZ Honeycomb tastes great in salads, with crackers, as an ingredient to meals and deserts, or you can enjoy it by itself to fully appreciate the complete flavor shock that hits you at first bite.

Lili’s New Zealand Honeycomb is 100% edible. Some may wish to spit the wax remains out after chewing through all of the honey or you can eat the honeycomb in its entirety. 

Where to buy honeycomb in New Zealand?

You can buy New Zealand honeycomb through Lili’s Honey online store. Our Honeycomb is of the highest quality with 100% positive feedback from all of our customers. You can see that the reviews speak for themselves.

As Lili’s Honey is based in Auckland, local buyers around the area can buy honeycomb in Auckland near their location and take advantage of our next day delivery for all honeycomb and honey orders.

We also have a range of New Zealand Honey that you can purchase online. Local honey is hard to come by at the supermarket, so we have made it easy with our New Zealand-wide delivery if you buy online:

Health Benefits of Honeycomb

Honeycomb is rich in antioxidants and carbohydrates. Antioxidants are plant compounds beneficial to promote good health, reduce inflammation and protect against disease. Polyphenols, the main antioxidant which honey contains, has been linked to the reduced risk of diabetes, some types of cancer, heart disease and more.

Lili’s New Zealand honeycomb is honey in its rawest and purest form. This means it hasn’t gone through filtering and heating processes, that commercial honey goes through, which destroys many of its benefits.

If you would like to learn more about NZ honey and honeycomb, click here to read through our article about the History of Honey in New Zealand.


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