After crushing and straining the honey out of the wax, I let the bees clean all the utensils I used.
The white stuff in the top of the jars is the wax that is separating itself from the honey. The honey then filtered thru a paint strainer into the jar below. (duct tape prevents it from getting knocked over).
That honey tastes even better than it looks.
Yesterday I started putting out a small plate of the wax for them to clean out.
This morning I put out another….within 4 minutes there were a few bees on it…..they must have been waiting for me.
Most of the time they work together to move flakes around…some even get carried off. I find them in the grass.
Once in awhile you will see a couple fighting….not sure if they are from different hives or just fighting over a piece of wax.
This may look like a lot of bees……but believe me….it’s not. Just open up a hive and look inside…..and when we watched them swarm, we couldn’t believe there were any left…but there is. Sure hope they made a nice Queen to take over.