Comb honey components on offer at Toklat Apiaries
Here’s some info on what I have here in stock- first come first serve; when it’s gone it’s gone.
“Natural” comb- provided with a comb guide or
starter strip and a good honey flow the bees will
build in the empty frame; to harvest simply
brush off the bees and, with a hot knife heated
in boiling water, cut into desired sized chunks.
These may be placed in a wide mouth jar and
topped off with liquid honey or served on a
plate. Place the foundationless frame in the
middle of 9 or 10 frames if you need only a little but make sure there is no queen in the honey super unless you like bee larvae – it’s most likely
to be drone (good grayling bait).
(Sildeshow) My daughter is eager to try honey in the natural state; bees will draw natural comb when provided with a starter strip (wax, plastic or, popsicle sticks) in deep, medium or shallow frames. Comb can be cut, placed in a wide mouth jar and filled with liquid honey. I’ve got 14 shallow boxes, 2 shallows with starter strips and one box of 24 1⁄2 - frame deeps (you can sell the frame and all for $50-$60) The boxes are $50 each with 10 frames and starter strips.
Ross Rounds and Hogg Half-Comb cassettes:
Look in the Mann Lake catalogue or go online to see what a deal you’re getting. I have extra rings, covers and a few labels as well as thin surplus foundation. Remember it takes a strong colony to produce comb honey. In the past, I’ve shaken all the bees from two deep brood chambers and two medium honey supers into a single deep brood (yes, they’ll fit), placed a queen excluder above then at least 2-3 comb honey supers. These sell like hot cakes at $15-$20 per section (well filled out). Assembly can be tedious but I’ll show you how it’s done – I have 2 8-frame (32 sections) and 6 9-frame (36 sections) plus foundation and covers; comes with requisite number of covers and foundation all for $50/super compare to $130 plus shipping from a catalogue!
The tedious part is placing the plastic rings; I’ll put the thin surplus foundation in next, then stick the two halves together, then a sharp knife is used to trim the excess wax from the outside of the rings.