Sometimes food is so stunningly beautiful and original that it makes you sigh. Which was my very first reaction when I laid eyes on Maya Sunny Honey's honeycomb in a glass jar. I called Mr NQN over and pointed at it and said that it was the loveliest thing I had seen in a long time. After picking up my jaw off the ground, I tasted it. Heaven...
Maya Sunny Honey is a raw honey and is named after Polish beekeeper Andrew Wyszynski's lovely daughter Maya. Raw honey contains the concentrated nectar of flowers when the honey is extracted from the beehive. It is the only pure, unpasteurised, unheated and unprocessed honey and as you know honey is high in antioxidants and has therapeutic and healing properties.
Usually when honeycomb is sold, it is cut from an existing honeycomb and then placed in a jar. However Andrew has devised a patented and brilliant way to get bees to create the honeycomb within an empty jar from scratch! Each jar is a mini bee hive,with about 450-500 bees working to sculpture an exceptional and unique honeycomb. And not only that, one lucky winner will get this enormous honeycomb as well as a range of their flavours!
Thanks to Maya Sunny Honey, one lucky Not Quite Nigella reader will win 1 large honeycomb & two 3 packs with a combination of all their honey (iron bark, stringy bark and honeycomb)! Each of the large honeycombs takes 8,000-10,000 bees 5-6 weeks to create. For a chance to win all you have to do is tell me what you will eat your honey with! Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition ends at midnight AEST on the 7th of July, 2012. You can enter this competition once daily and it is open to anyone within Australia except for those in Western Australia as quarantine regulations prohibit this.
Best of luck!
Lots of love,
The winner is: Lyn R. of NSW!