House Cleaning

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These bees are laboriously dragging a piece of comb out of the hive. I surmise that it came from a bigger chunk of new comb which had fallen from its bar (possibly through the clumsiness of a beginner beekeeper who clings to plausible deniability regarding the incident). The piece was about as wide as a nickel and as light as a feather. The chore took around twenty minutes, but I did not stay for the entire, slow-motion show. I returned later and found the comb discarded in subjacent clover.