Burr Comb with Eggs

We opened up one of our hives and found some small pieces of burr comb attached to the hive lid.  When we find the bees building burr comb we tend to remove it just so they don’t start building all over the place and make a mess inside the hive.  After removing this piece I noticed it was full of eggs.  For those of you who have never seen bee eggs they look like tiny grains of rice.

Burr comb full of eggs

Burr comb full of eggs.

Close up of eggs.

Close up of eggs.


6 comments on “Burr Comb with Eggs

  1. Generally it means they don’t have enough space for the Queen to lay eggs.

  2. Emily Heath says:

    Great photo of the eggs, very clear.

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