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  1. #1
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    Default How much wax goes into a drawn bee comb?

    I've been told that full drawn combs with honey weigh:
    1 x BS deep (brood) - 2.0 Kg
    1 x BS shallow (super) - 1.4 Kg

    But what about a drawn comb without any honey?

    Another question that would provide the same answer would be, if you were to melt down a standard 9', 1/8" (23.18 cm) drawn comb, how much honey would you get?

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    Default Re: How much wax goes into a drawn bee comb?

    Who put North Carolina on the metric system?

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    Default Re: How much wax goes into a drawn bee comb?

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesharvest.htm#expenseofwax

    From Beeswax Production, Harvesting, Processing and Products, Coggshall and Morse pg 41

    "A pound (0.4536 kg.) of beeswax, when made into comb, will hold 22 pounds (10 kg.) of honey. In an unsupported comb the stress on the topmost cells is the greatest; a comb one foot (30 cm.) deep supports 1320 times its own weight in honey."
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    Default Re: How much wax goes into a drawn bee comb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mbeck View Post
    Who put North Carolina on the metric system?
    Evidently Nebraska is converting for NC....!
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    Default Re: How much wax goes into a drawn bee comb?

    Your heading ask how much wax in a drawn bee comb? I Read That there is Approx 2 1/2 lbs of bees wax in a 10 frame deep 9 1/8" frames = 40 oz of wax so there will bee about 4 oz of wax per frame 9 1/8" deep

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