RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [Notes on bee cells.] (nd) CUL-DAR48.B2 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, textual notes by John van Wyhe 12.2010. RN1

NOTE: Written in brown ink on cream-coloured paper, verso blank.

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Truncate Comb & see how Bees will work — whether they do gnaw away — give them [illeg] of edge to tree near walk

See to inclination of axis of grey cells — if they cut away any [wall] — give them thick comb —

Put mem pin-heads of vermilion or grey comb to see whether or cell not coloured. —

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