Re: Bees filling mason jars with honey comb
There are threads discussing this novel and generally not so good idea (IMO). My understanding is that the bees just don't fill and cap in the jars they way we would want them to, not that they don't build comb in them. But, for the cost of an inner cover and a few jars, give it a shot.
For gifts that are just as appealing and more likely to get completed , look at making ross rounds. Or run a few foundationless frames in the honey supers and use the comb from them as either cut comb honey or chunk comb in a jar with extra honey added. There is no need to buy the cut comb foundation that is sold. All natural is just that.
BTW, my local supermarket sells the chunk comb honey for over $10/#. Huge premium for that little piece of comb.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.