no wsx this time of year???

thisbud4u(San Diego)November 15, 2006

Our beekeeper said that he heard that bees can't find any sources of wax this time of year. This has got me wondering, how do bees make wax? We live in San Diego, where there are flowers pretty much all year 'round. Are there some sources of flowers that bees depend on for wax, and others for honey? This is kind of a basic biology question, I guess. Anybody know the answer, or could point me in the right direction on this one?

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thisbud4u(San Diego)

hah, blast my spelling. The title should (of course) be: no WAX (not no wsx). Yeesh, sorry about that.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2006 at 8:32PM
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ccrb1(z5 IND)

bees don't find wax, they make it. It's created at a certain stage of life of a worker. I believe it's only generated during nectar flows, ie, times when the carbohydrates are high in a worker's diet.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2006 at 9:39PM
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