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hive click to hear : hive

Shelter constructed to house a bee colony that produces honey and pollinates fruit trees.
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cell entrance slide entrance alighting board hive body brood chamber queen excluder honeycomb roof frame super roof exit cone

cell click to hear : cell

Hexagonal cavity contained within walls of wax, the constituent unit of honeycombs.

entrance slide click to hear : entrance slide

Movable wooden slat for decreasing or enlarging the size of the entrance, mainly to prevent small animals from entering the hive.

entrance click to hear : entrance

Opening of the hive allowing the bees to enter and exit.

alighting board click to hear : alighting board

Edge of the hive allowing the bees to land and take off.

hive body click to hear : hive body

Main portion of the hive enclosing the brood chamber.

brood chamber click to hear : brood chamber

Part of the hive formed of combs; its cells house the queen, eggs, larvae, pupae and reserves of pollen and honey.

queen excluder click to hear : queen excluder

Wire frame separating the brood chamber from the super; it prevents the queen from entering while allowing the worker bees to pass through.

honeycomb click to hear : honeycomb

Cake of wax made by bees in the hive made up of cells placed side by side and filled with honey or used as brood chambers for embryos.

roof click to hear : roof

Top of the hive providing protection.

frame click to hear : frame

Wax-coated removable wooden frame; it is used as a foundation for building combs.

super click to hear : super

Removable container used to collect the surplus honey reserves.

roof click to hear : roof

Movable outer covering of the hive, forming its roof and frame.

exit cone click to hear : exit cone

Opening through which bees exit the hive, but never enter it.