Story: Beekeeping

Wax comb preparation

Wax comb preparation

Here, a sheet of beeswax is being imprinted with a honeycomb pattern, before being cut into smaller sheets as a base for beehive trays. The wax is made from cappings of honey-filled cells, which have been melted, filtered and pressed into rolls of wax sheeting.

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New Zealand Beeswax

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How to cite this page:

Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Managing the beehive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15750/wax-comb-preparation (accessed 26 May 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008