RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 'It would be good to give truncated comb & see whether Bees do gnaw down'. (nd) CUL-DAR48.B4 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. (Darwin Online,

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

NOTE: Written in pencil on blue grey paper, (printing on verso, source unidentified).

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It would be cul good to give truncated comb & see whether Bees do know gnaw down.

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