(It was also interesting that when I was stuck on how to set up my palette, the teacher who had shown me how to set it up just miraculously appeared at my work the next day and answered my questions. A really great coincidence.)
This image is not provoked from a single proverb but instead from the repeated mentioning of honey and honeycomb all throughout the book of Proverbs. I've been thinking about honey for a long time and even started incorporating it into my diet on a pretty regular basis not just because it's healthy but because of all the verses tied to a description of honey, for example:
If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.
My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.
For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,
And elsewhere in the bible:
Song of Solomon 4:11
Your lips drip nectar, my bride; honey and milk are under your tongue; the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.
Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!