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no wsx this time of year???

Posted by thisbud4u San Diego (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 15, 06 at 20:25

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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RE: no wsx this time of year???

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

RE: no wsx this time of year???

  • Posted by ccrb1 z5 IND (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 19, 06 at 21:39

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.

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