Kōrero: Beekeeping

Capped and uncapped cells

Capped and uncapped cells

Once a cell in the wax honeycomb has been filled with honey, it is sealed with wax to stop the honey from drying out. The lower part of this comb has been sealed, and the remaining cells are only partly filled with honey.

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Reference: Be225Smn.tif
Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Managing the beehive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15760/capped-and-uncapped-cells (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008