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Section Honey

There are several different kinds

Section honey is where small pieces of comb have been drawn and filled with honey into some form of container that has been placed in a hive by the beekeeper for that purpose. That is about as good as I can describe it.

Sections take a variety of forms, including the traditional wooden frames that are either square or oblong, depending on the country of origin and the hive they are used in. In the British Islands and Ireland they are 4¼ inches square. There are several proprietary plastic versions produced, but to the best of my knowledge all are for Langstroth hives. There are also round sections and there have been several designs of these produced too.

There are specially designed section racks, or supers, that take different numbers of sections, depending on the hive type, although there can be a small number placed in hanging section frames that can be placed between standard combs in supers.

Roger Patterson.

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