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Potato Chip Comb

Posted by on May 10, 2013

Potato Chip CombNow I know bees do what they want. This is the nature of, well, nature. You can’t make a colony do anything – you have to give them an easier path to do what you want, and hope for the best. But bees are bees, and sometimes they do weird stuff. I’ve seen crazy comb where the bees build comb at sometimes 90 degree angles to what it logical in the frame. But what is logical to a human, is certainly not logical to a bee. And when the spring build up comes around, and they start building like there’s no tomorrow, strange things happens.

 

And so, without further ado, I present to you, Potato Chip Comb.

Note the way the frames are positioned – left to right. They didn’t just build at 90 degrees. They built at 90, then decided to change direction and built in the opposite direction, bending back on itself, and making a potato chip shape. You just can’t make this stuff up…

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