Each fall we go to a family farm about 20 minutes away, they are just outside a smaller town. We pick our pumpkins out there- so much cheaper than anywhere in town and I love going to the farm. It's comforting to me, to be out in the country and talk with the person who grew the veggies. They really enjoy what they do and are happy to tell you how to cook/preserve anything. But probably my favorite part of going is getting fresh honey. They sell it as they take it out of the hive-- beautiful! It costs us about $15 for a smaller section, I think that works out to $2/lb.
We don't mind the wax in it, I rather like the crunch and the fresh smell/taste. I have only heard a little bit about the benefits of local raw honey, helping with seasonal allergies. I really need to research that a little more. I do not give Titus honey though (he is still a baby), but everyone else enjoys it.
We scrap it off and put it into jars. I was told if you don't care for the wax to set the honey comb on a sieve and place near the stove where it can heat. Leave it all day and the honey will drip down into the bowl without the wax.