Geometric representation of the comb

honey bee comb

Geometric representation of the honey bee comb. Real comb is less regular and the angles are rounded to some degree.
Thickness of the walls is 0.217±0.046 (mean±SD) mm [1]. At the opening the walls are thicker 0.486±0.087 (mean±SD) mm [1].
See also [2]


  1. Patkulkar A.S. (2014) Acoustic Analysis of Honeybee Hive. MSc thesis, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
  2. Hepburn R.H., Muerrle T., Radloff S.E. (2007) The cell bases of honeybee combs. Apidologie 38:268–271.