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What is Frame?

  1. A piece of equipment made of either wood or plastic designed to hold the honey comb.
  2. A man-made moveable frame in which bees build comb.
  3. A rectangular segment made of four slats of wood that is made to contain comb.
  4. Four pieces of wood that come together to form a rectangle designed to hold honeycomb.


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Alighting board

What is alighting board?Alighting board - slope in front of entrance for bees to land on before entering hive. Also known as a landing board.

Winter cluster

What is Winter cluster?A ball-like arrangement of adult bees within the hive during winter.A tightly packed cluster of bees that forms to maintain warmth during the colder winter months.