Hive World supplies several different options of comb sections for you to choose from when you decide to produce comb honey:

  1. English wooden comb honey sections.  Place in a section rack on top of the honey supers.  This is the premium product using the traditional style sections.  We supply cardboard boxes to use for selling the sections as well as cellophane bags to place the section combs in for enhanced protection.
  2. Wooden Full Depth or 3/4 Depth frames with plastic sections.  The full depth frame takes 12 x 250g sections while the 3/4 depth takes 8 x 250g.  We also supply plastic covers for protecting the comb once it is completed.  Refills are available so you can re-use the system year after year.
Comb Honey is a very popular and rewarding method of producing honey.  For best results, you should put your sections into the hive at the height of the spring flow when your hive is pumping.  This ensures that the bees will fill the comb quickly and evenly.  North Island beekeepers and those in the top of the South Island need to be aware of the tutin risk if you don't harvest by the end of December.