|I've now found another use for the sign itself: Making a bee pick!|
I cut out a rectangle, taped the bottom edge with foil tape (which may not be necessary), and carefully put a couple drops of Gorilla Glue into every other channel.
Then I inserted the skewers and adjusted them so the middle ones stick up a little more, and laid the pick flat to dry. I put a brick on top to keep the skewers aligned and in the same plane.
Voilà! My very own bee pick.
I'm thinking, looking at the original, that maybe I should have a skewer in every channel, and I should make it wider. The glue probably oozed up around the skewers because of the tape across the bottom. So we'll call this one a prototype. It took all of five minutes to make, so that's OK. I'll make another.
I'm calling it a "bee pick" because "bee comb" is too easily confused with "honeycomb" and the original reportedly started out as two afro-picks taped together. Soon I'll be ready to tease those bees into place, too.