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Thu September 20, 2012 By:

Each beehive consists of thousands of hexagonal thin-walled fragile cells. Name the material which is used to make these cells and write down the functions of the following: a. Cells of the upper portion of comb b. Cells in the lower portion of the comb.

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Fri September 21, 2012
The internal structure of a beehive is composed of thousands of tightly packed hexagonal cells made of beeswax.
Storage cells and brood cells are the two types of cells found in a beehive. Storage cells are present in the upper part of the comb and are used by bees to store honey and pollen. Brood cells are present in the lower part of the comb beneath storage cells. These house the brood i.e. eggs, larvae and pupae.
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