A honeycomb is a group of hexagonal shaped wax cells that are produced by honeybees to store pollen and honey. Every cell is constructed at specific intervals for either storing food or for housing the colony’s larvae. The queen bee has a special section of the comb that is designated for her to lay her larvae; this is called the brood comb. The bees have to consume about 8.4 pounds of honey to be able to produce one pound of wax for the construction of the honeycomb. In turn, a beekeeper will return the comb to the hive so that the bees can continue to store honey within the cells. This online jigsaw puzzle shows an example of bees building a honeycomb.
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