I thought everybody knew that the combs look hexagonal because of the extra wax in the spaces between the circles.
Brian, now that is interesting, Jerry thought the same thing too. I did not know this until this thread. I feel rather dumb right now sitting here, maybe this was something that I just overlooked in my views of the comb for three years. But now, everytime that I look at the comb picture, all I see is circular cells with the extra wax making them look hexagonal.
Of course they are round. Duh :shock: :-P. How could bees comfortably fit into a cell that had square edges? Guess plain and simply, I never thought about it. Guess I thought the cocoons made the cells round. Nope, not true. I just never thought about the shape of the inside of a cell.
Well, all I can say is....yes, I have learned something new, and I am an enlightened woman because of this lesson I should have learned during the first few lessons with the bees and beekeeping.
So, to all you new beekeepers that haven't learned this lesson yet. The cells are round, it is the wax that is filled in between the circles gives the appearance of the hexegon. Yea!!!! Life is living, life is learning. Best of a wonderful day, Cindi