Honey Comb is Placed in Framed and Tied In

During a structural removal, free-form sheets of honey comb that the honey bees attached to the studs and sheet rock inside a wall, are carefully removed and secured in wooden frames so they can be transferred into a managed hive.

The honey comb can be secured in the frames with very thin wire, rubber bands or, as shown here, with string. Saving the existing comb is very important due to the fact that beeswax is metabolically very expensive for the bees to produce. It takes about 7 or 8 pounds of honey for the bees to proudce one pound of beeswax.

(Photo by Janet A. Katz)

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