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Beekeeping Glossary

A B C D E F G H I L M N O P Q R S T U V W

Queen

A fully developed mated female bee responsible for all the egg laying of a colony; recognized by other bees by her special pheromones (odors).

Queen Cage

A special cage in which queens are strong shipped and/or introduced to a colony, usually with 5 or 6 young workers called attendants, and a candy plug.

Queen Cell

A special elongated cell resembling a peanut shell in which the queen is reared; usually over an inch in length, it hangs vertically from the comb.

Queen Cup

A cup-shaped cell hanging vertically from the comb, but containing no egg; also made artificially of wax or plastic to raise queens.

Queen Excluder

A device made of wire, wood or zinc (or any combination thereof) having openings of .163 to .164 inch, which permits workers to pass but excludes queens and drones; used to confine the queen to a specific part of the hive, usually the brood nest.

Queenright

A colony that contains a laying queen.