When bees collect pollen and nectar from flowers and bring it back to
the hive – some of it is converted into honey but the rest is converted
into beeswax. Bees build their combs from beeswax so they need it in
order to survive.
Once you see white cappings in the hive
covering the hexagonal shaped cells, it means that the honey is ready
for extraction. It is the cappings which are situated on both sides of
the cells that make up the beeswax.