Bees go wild with combs!

Sep 20 , 2019

Robert Turberville

Bees go wild with combs!

 

This picture shows how bees will build their honey combs if left to their own devices. On this occasion the bees attached the top of their honey combs to a transparent plastic sheet allowing us to see the comb in cross section. In order to put the bees into a bigger hive I had to cut all that lovely honey comb away and the honey felt surprisingly warm to the touch. Because this was a 'baby' colony I  let them keep their honey and put the combs back inside their bigger hive where they could reuse the honey to grow into a larger colony.