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.
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.