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What is Comb?

  1. A mass of six-sided cells made by honey bees in which brood is reared and honey and pollen are stored; composed of two layers united at their bases.
  2. A back-to-back collection of hexagonal cells that are made of beeswax and used by the bees to store food and raise brood.
  3. A double sided configuration of hexagonal cells made of beeswax. Used by the bees to store food and raise brood.
  4. Comprises beeswax hexagonal cells constructed by bees on both sides of a midrib (or wax, or plastic, foundation). Used to store pollen, honey and raise brood (hence honey comb, brood comb).


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