2022 Apr 24 – TBH Comb

One aspect of top bar hives (TBH) I enjoy is watching the bees build comb. You just don’t really get this in Langstroth hives, especially when using foundation. I caught a couple of pictures of the bees building comb last week, and though they were worth sharing.

Bees building comb at the back of my hive Jupiter 2 on April 16, 2022. The bees build an oval that expands to fill the hive. There is a small comb on the left that the bees have started as well, which they will eventually join with the other.
A top bar hive frame on April 16, 2022. The cells are mostly filled with nectar. Note how the bees put a hole in the middle of the frame, presumably so they can travel to the other side more easily.

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