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  • Beautiful fresh white wax is a sign of a honey flow. When the nectar is coming into the hive in big quantities, the bees have the carbohydrates nee...
  • Beautiful fresh white wax is a sign of a honey flow. When the nectar is coming into the hive in big quantities, the bees have the carbohydrates needed to produce wax. It is estimated that the production of wax requires 8 times the quantity of carbohydrate. In that case, to make a gram of wax, the Bee would need to consume 8 grams of honey/nectar to provide sufficient energy. Given it is the primary building block for the hive, it's no surprise it is a prized and recycled resource. If there's an excess of nectar over and above what is required for brood production, they'll process/ripen it into honey, storing it for a 'rainy day'. The white wax sheet in this photo is a crucial cover to protect the perfectly manufactured contents beneath from being tainted by moisture, especially humidity. So when a small patch of wax is removed as the cross comb breaks when frames are separated, it's a quick clean up, and a short time later the 6 cells beneath these bees is dry and empty. #efficiency at its finest! #beekeeping #bees #apiary #pollinators #beekeeper #beekeepers #apis #pollinator #insects #urbanbeekeeping #sustainability #Australia #busybees #backyardbeekeeping #honey #nectar #honig #wax #beeswax #beautiful #storingforwinter #summer #bee
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  • Chillin with @amorphous_symphony in the studio today was lit to say the least. Was cool to meet some new heady homies. Stay terpy!
  • Chillin with @amorphous_symphony in the studio today was lit to say the least. Was cool to meet some new heady homies. Stay terpy!
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  • Valentine’s Day is coming up! My perfect excuse for waxing! Cute customizable wax cupcakes available for order now. #gourmet #soycandles #wax
  • Valentine’s Day is coming up! My perfect excuse for waxing! Cute customizable wax cupcakes available for order now. #gourmet #soycandles #wax
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