Do bees eat wax?

Do bees recycle wax?

Re: Will bees recycle wax? Bees will, on a small scale, move and reuse wax. They will not take wax and make comb in any appreciable amount.

What does the bee do with the wax?

The glands of worker bees convert the sugar contents of honey into wax, which oozes through the bee's small pores to produce tiny flakes of wax on their abdomens. Workers chew these pieces of wax until they become soft and moldable, and then add the chewed wax to the honeycomb construction.

How do bees chew wax?

Bees will chew the wax, or more often, an obliging neighbor/worker bee will chew the wax flakes off of a friend. The bees chew and chew, mixing enzymes from their saliva and softening the wax flakes until it is formable like clay. The bees then add the wax to the comb, continuing the hexagonal shape.

Is it OK to feed bees sugar water?

Bees don't need to be fed, but feeding them a bit of sugar water from a spoon won't do any harm provided this is a one time thing. … Before you know it, you have hundreds of bees. Not a big deal you say, but the bees store this sugar water in the hive along with the honey. They effectively make watered down honey.

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