Saturday, 11 October 2008

Cutting honeycomb



Honeycomb is quite popular in Russia. Children like chewing it, and cells themselves (wax, in fact) contain a lot of healthful elements for all ages. Since a whole frame is usually too large, people buy small pieces. Here you can see the way those pieces are made: a beefarmer uses thick wire to cut out a brick of honeycomb, then carefully puts it in a plastic box. Some farmers sell 'sealed' honeycombs (like the one you see in this picture) and you can store it for quite a long time. And others offer 'open' honeycomb, which is either not old enough to be sealed by bees or 'shaved' by farmer.

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