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Offline yes2matt

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Vertical honey comb sticks
« on: April 09, 2019, 10:10:00 pm »
My friend would say, "look what those stupid bugs did." but I won't say that, I will say,
"well usually they draw comb in kind of a droopy oval shape, but I guess not this time."



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Re: Vertical honey comb sticks
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 10:23:23 pm »
Haha! "Houston, we have a management problem in this hive".  :cheesy:
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Re: Vertical honey comb sticks
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 11:10:49 pm »
Version 2: Mom and Dad went out for a romantic evening. When they got home the kids ran up and said, "Look what we made!"
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Re: Vertical honey comb sticks
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 09:06:33 am »
"You never can tell with bees..."--Winnie the Pooh
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Offline yes2matt

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Re: Vertical honey comb sticks
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 09:51:40 pm »
Update: well, they completed their project. It only gets more wonky. But it stays in its frame space.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Syw7gCg9G4s1PhmV9

The last couple pics are from another "colony" --  I pulled an occupied swarm trap during the daytime, and replaced it with a new one. So all the bees out foraging at the time came home to a same-size-same-shape box but no colony. So they drew some wonky comb, laid 2-5 eggs in each cell (including a Q-cell) and were just doing their best for three weeks.