Comb – 1

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This is a fully-drawn bar of comb covered in bees. It's attached to the top bar above but not to the sidewalls—as doubly desired. The sloping sides of the Kenyan style top-bar hive are thought to keep bees from attaching comb to the side walls. The view is from the back of the red hive looking towards the front. At the time of inspection, this bar was the rearmost bar with comb. (The two holes on the left wall are closed off by a strip of wood attached outside. Theses were the original entrances, centered in a side wall. I relocated the holes to the front wall when I refurbished the hive.)