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Question about beeswax.

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Question about beeswax.

This is partially a historical question. I know that older methods produced more beeswax because the harvesting methods weren't great at preserving comb, but I'm curious, does anyone here have a solid understanding of the kind of beeswax yields a hive can produce (maximum without killing hive). I know this is a hard question because certain hives are a lot larger than others. I've been looking at top bars and skeps, the latter is illegal where I live, but I still think about them. I've heard both of these "produce more wax", but I have a feeling that what is meant by this is, like i mentioned earlier, that the honey collection process doesn't have as much, if any, reusable comb.

I'm thinking about a bigger picture here. What kind of fields produce the most nectar for the bees (or whats a good way to find this out myself, resources?), how many bees (hives) "live" off an acre of said fields, what are the sizes of these hives, how much comb/wax does this produce.

And if anyone has a good resource on "candle math", that would be cool too.

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