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Bees harvesting wax?

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I didn't know that bees harvest wax, but they have been working for days on this inner cover in a drizzle, packing it on their pollen baskets. There is a flow on, but maybe the poor weather making them lazy to draw their own?

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Yep, see it often.
Around here, mine collect propolis and beeswax from any idle equipment where it is exposed. I notice it best on open boxes of PF120 frames, when there are some unused frames still in the boxes and the bees can access them.
i have laid burr comb that i scrape off on top of my outer cover many times. i have never seen them bother it. you got some smart bees. smarter not harded, lol wish mine would do that
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