Beekeeping Terms

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Honey
a sweet, sticky, yellowish-brown fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers
Pollen
a fine yellow- powdery substance that is transported by insects, wind or other animals, and is used to pollinate other plants
Pollination
the transfer of pollen to a stigma, ovule, flower or plant to allow fertilization
Flower
the seed-bearing part of the plant that contains the reproductive organs of the plants
Beekeeper
a person who keeps bees
Brood
immature bees that have not emerged from their cell
Bee hive
box or receptacle with movable frames, used for housing a colony of bees
Cell
the hexagonal compartment of comb built by honeybees
Comb
a mass of cells in which the brood, honey, and pollen are stored
Frame
piece of equipment made of either wood or plastic designed to hold the honeycomb
Smoker
device in which materials are slowly burned to produce smoke to subdue bees
Bee brush
brush or whisk broom used to gently remove bees from combs
Hive tool
metal device used to open hives, pry frames apart and scrap wax
Uncapping Knife
knife used to shave or remove the cappings from sealed honey prior to extraction
Bee veil
a cloth or form of hat usually made of wire netting to protect the beekeeper's head and neck from stings
Apiary
colonies, hives, and other equipment assembled in one location for beekeeping operation
Apiculture
science and art of raising bees
Queen Bee
fully developed female honey bee that lays the eggs in the hive
Drone Bee
a male haploid bee that develops from an unfertilized egg
Worker Bee
an infertile, female bee that adapts to do a variety of jobs depending on age and colony needs

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