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Beekeeping Glossary

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Eggs

The first phase in the bee life cycle, usually laid by the queen, is the cylindrical egg 1/16 in (1.6 mm) long; it is enclosed with a flexible shell or chorion.

Entrance Reducer

A notched wooden strip used to regulate the size of the bottom entrance.

Escape Board

A board having one or more bee escapes in it; used to remove bees from supers.

Extracted Honey

Honey removed from combs by means of a centrifugal force; the combs remain intact.

Eyelets, Metal

A small metal piece fitting into the wire-holes of a frame's end bar; used to keep the reinforcing wires from cutting into the wood.