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Raw honey is a potent prebiotic, nourishing good bacteria in the intestines which facilitate healthy digestion. Honey contains non-digestive oligosaccharides which can’t be absorbed by the digestive tract. Instead, these oligosaccharides pass on to the colon where they’re able to ferment. This produces short-chain fatty acids that help proliferate bifidobacteria strains which aid in the digesting dietary fiber, prevention of gut infections, and producing essential digestive vitamins. In addition to helping create more good bacteria in the digestive system, honey is also an effective treatment for Helicobacter pylori bacteria, a common cause of stomach ulcers.
At Pass the Honey we source 100% real, raw, unadulterated honeycomb. Did you know that there is 70% chance that the honey you are purchasing in US grocery stores is fake? Unfortunately fake or adulterated honey is a big problem for the global honey industry, beekeepers, and bees.
We asked our friend and partner, Ella Davar, a Registered Dietician, and Certified Nutritionist, for her help to expand on the anomaly that is honeycomb: A sweet, delicious snack WITH health benefits. 
We all know global honey bee populations are having a hard time surviving, so what can we do to help? Step 1: Eat pure, unadulterated honeycomb. 
The health benefits of honeycomb are well-founded, and its uses date back to ancient Egypt, when bees and their keepers were spiritually and societally revered in regular ritual and worship.

Fun facts: Similar to wine, the layered flavors of the honeycomb are entirely dependent on the region it is made. Darker honey and darker combs have more intense flavors, while lighter-colored varieties will have a more delicate taste, like Pass the Honey. Fresh honeycomb honey is unfiltered honey, which means there are beautifully complex flavors and textures at play, each waiting to be appreciated by a discerning palate. 

Don’t you hate waking up with a cold? Somehow your nose is both stuffed and runny, your coughs become sneezes and your sneezes become coughs, and that general feeling of discomfort is enough to spur a Netflix marathon in bed. Sure, extra rest will assist your body in its natural fight against the virus, but oftentimes rest is not enough. There are natural remedies that can help speed up the recovery process and get you back to your normal, healthy self. 
Simply put, organic honey is that which comes from bees that have fed on organic flowers. As with all organic food substances, honey will be marked with a certification from the country of origin (i.e., the USDA Certification or EU Food Law) to approve it as such. The key agenda for honey to constitute as organic is...

Would you travel 55,000 miles to sweeten your tea, your oatmeal, your morning toast? No? Well, thankfully you don’t have to. Honeybees have done the traveling and the labor for you.

That’s right—a single beehive contains approximately 60,000 bees who travel close to 55,000 miles and visit over 2 million flowers just to make one pound of honey for you! 

But what about honeycomb? When you think of honeycomb, perhaps a fancy charcuterie board springs to mind: a luxurious piece of golden honeycomb surrounded by exotic cheeses, nuts, fruits, and artisan breads (with a hefty price tag to match). Is honeycomb worth the price, you may ask?

Let’s look at raw honeycomb price and explain why it’s more expensive than liquid honey.

Let’s start by answering one of the most frequently asked questions surrounding honey: Can you eat the entire honeycomb? Answer—daily double—yes, you can scarf down the honey, the wax, and all the nutritious benefits that come along with it. And that’s not all. Even when not eaten, beeswax is used in an incredibly wide variety of substances from cosmetics to furniture polishes and more.

To understand what exactly beeswax is and what benefits can be extracted from it, let’s do a deep dive on honeycomb wax 101.

Such is the extent of Manuka honey's healing properties that the FDA has officially approved its marketing classification as a remedy substance. The only question remains: Are the healing properties because of the Manuka nectar, or do they stem from the honey itself? Is it a goldmine or an overpriced honey scam?
Honeycomb is a delicious invention of nature’s ingenuity – perfectly shaped for stability, flexibility, and support as hives grow to astounding proportions. Each cell is designed for a specific purpose – and the honey-storing cells are of particular interest to the human palate. Each octagonal cell is the result of countless hours of bee flight, gathering, collaboration, and hard work, not to mention the honey and other trace elements stored inside. Full of natural immunity-supporting ingredients, local pollen from trees and flowers, and energy-giving sugars, the untouched honeycomb might just be nature’s most perfect snack.