In order:

  1. comb that the bees drew out, filled with honey, and capped with a thin cap of wax,
  2. comb after uncapping, oozing with honey (here’s a video of uncapping),
  3. comb after extraction (see video). Extraction is never total: there is always lots of honey left, more or less depending on the viscosity of the honey and the determination of the robbers (us),
  4. so you give the extracted frames back to the colony for “cleaning.” Is that clean or what!? The bees are excellent cleaners!

  

  

 

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