Beekeeping Terms beginning with U

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Uncapped Brood

eggs hatch into larvae which are fed by worker bees before they are capped over with wax cappings. Also referred to as young brood. The capping is a mixture of wax and pollen which allows air to permeate otherwise the larvae would suffocate.


To remove the wax cappings from frames of honey in order to extract the honey.

Uncapping Tool

a tool to remove the cappings from sealed frames of honey. Knives are popular, electrically powered to be heated, or not.  Uncapping forks are also used.