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What is Cell?

  1. The hexagonal compartment of comb built by honeybees.
  2. A single hexagonal prismatic chamber that makes up comb. Cells are used to store honey, pollen, nectar and developing brood
  3. An hexagonal compartment contained in brood and honey combs. Queen cells are peanut shaped.
  4. The hexagon-shaped compartment of a comb. Bees store food and raise brood in these compartments (cells).


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