Wild Honey Bee Comb

wild honeybee comb

Common Name: Honey Bee Comb

Order Name: Hymenoptera

Family Name: Apidae

Wild bee honeycombs are constructed from hanging galleries of hexagonal wax cells. The outer drapes are most often used for honey storage whereas the internal hangings are more often used to rear the young bees. This beautiful natural wax comb was hand-harvested in Indonesia at the price of a few defensive stings. Honey is formulated from worker bee saliva and plant nectar which used as food storage for the hive. Humans have an exceptionally long history of harvesting honey and later in developing hive systems to ease in the cultivation of this highly treasured substance.