I love to taste honey, but eating honey is a completely different experience.
Tasting it off the spoon is luscious and pure, but eating honey off the comb feels messy and primitive. If you finish honeycomb with clean lips and fingers you are doing it wrong.
This must be the way bees intended us to experience their masterpiece. It is a raw, primal way of eating that is equivalent to ripping meat off the bone with your teeth. This is honey you have to chew. You can feel the individual cells explode in your mouth, and after all the warm sweetness is gone you spit out the wax.
It’s not graceful. But it’s amazing.