Test frame

Bees building new honeycomb on Corian test frame

I went to check on my hives yesterday and took this shot of the bees building new honeycomb. When the comb is brand new the beeswax is very white. I will offer them more frames to build on soon in anticipation of the fall nectar flow.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. julia says:

    What an amazing structure! Do many combs hang down from the outside of a rectangular frame, or is there just one that grows over time?

  2. Mellenbruch says:

    This is a photo of the very beginning of the honeycomb building process. The bees will continue to add to this ovoid shape and fill the entire rectangular frame with cells made of beeswax. I will post a photo showing the Corian test frame when it is farther along.

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