Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Making beeswax

Our new bees are doing incredible. One package is doing better than the other but I am convinced it is an over achiever! The bees are in over drive to set the hive up. This year I went with all brand new frames in black so I can see eggs and other happenings on the frames better.
If you look closely at this bee, she has was coming from her wax glands! The wax is made from glands that comes from their segments on their abdomens.

If you look really closely, you can see the wax protruding from their glands. They take this wax off their bodies, chew it up and construct their comb from this wax.

This picture shows one bee with wax. These bees never cease to amaze me and how they do everything from their little bodies. They make their food and their homes from what nature has provided them.

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