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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The case of the too-short honey foundation

Remember earlier when I found that I had bought foundation that was too short for the frames I was building? I was curious to see how the bees adapted to my error. In this picture you can see that they have almost filled this frame with honey and have built comb to fill in the gap at the bottom.

On a couple of the frames, they had made bulged out comb as you see here to fill the gap but in 20 frames in two supers, there were only two in which they did this bulge thing. Since I am using the crush and strain method to get my honey, the bulge will not create a problem. If I were using an extractor, it would be more difficult to uncap the honey when it is all curvy like this. Posted by Picasa

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