Uncapping honeycomb

Uncapping honeycomb

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Credit: JIM WEST/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: A volunteer uncaps honeycomb from a beehive. He is using a knife to remove the wax cappings from the comb. The honeycomb can then be cut into sections or put in a centrifuge to extract the honey. The empty comb can be re-used and the wax cappings are saved to make beeswax. The empty comb can be re-used and the wax cappings are saved to make beeswax. Photographed at Earthworks Urban Farm, which produces food for a soup kitchen in Detroit, Michigan , USA.

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