Re: Feral Hive Comb Orientation
I have done scores of cutouts and several downed-tree cutouts and my experience has also been that the bees don't read websites , they just do their thing. Lots of variation and I haven't been able to draw any conclusions about orientation at all beyond that there is no apparent pattern across colonies. Of course they do begin at the top, and nest structure is as typical (re: brood, honey, pollen stores). But orientation of combs is one of the bee mysteries.
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