Hilbert’s Comb Honey
By Anna Faller | Aug. 20, 2022
Honey, honey, how it thrills us! A true multitasker of an ingredient, we’ve yet to meet a riff on the golden stuff—in cups of Greek yogurt, stirred into coffee, or settled into puff pastry—that didn’t leave us longing for seconds. Today, we’re going straight to the beehive, and that’s where Hilbert’s Honey Co. comes in. Opened in 1887, this family-owned apiary produces a staggering 200,000 pounds of enzyme-rich honey annually, and the comb is where it’s at—literally. Sink your teeth into a square and prepare for the golden-floral deluge as each beeswax capsule explodes. Harvested only once per year, Hilbert’s Comb Honey comes straight from the hive, where it’s packed singly or jarred in a raw-honey bath. Enjoy it on a biscuit or pair it with your favorite cheeses for the ultimate artisanal snack. Find a 10 or 16 oz square at Hilbert’s Honey Co.’s on-site storefront at 3555 Five Mile Rd. in Traverse City (231) 252-4569, or order online at hilbertshoneyco.com.