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brood box

Definition

brood box rate
(Noun) In beekeeping, the portion of the hive in which the queen is allowed to lay eggs and create a nest. Separated from the "supers"(where only food is stored) by a perforated screen through which the queen cannot pass (see queen excluder).
Usage: The beekeeper carefully lifted off the supers and queen excluder to check the brood box for new eggs and larvae.


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