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This glossary contains some basic terms about beehive and beekeeping equipment.

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Most beekeepers wear protective clothing. Novice beekeepers usually wear gloves and a hooded suit or hat and veil. Experienced beekeepers sometimes elect not to use gloves because they inhibit ...

Domain: Agriculture; Category: Farm machinery & equipment

Honey extractor is a mechanical device used in the honey extraction. Frames are placed in a spinning drum, where honey flings out under centrifugal force.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: Farm machinery & equipment

A veil is a cloth which guards beekeeper's face from bees. It is placed on the hat of a beekeeper, and is usually transparent, so that beekeepers can see what they are doing.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: Farm machinery & equipment

Bee smoker is a beekeeping tool. Smoke goes out of it and it is used to calm the bees before hive inspection or honey extraction.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: Farm machinery & equipment

Beekeeping fork is used to open the honey comb (by removing the wax cap from the cells on honey comb).

Domain: Agriculture; Category: Farm machinery & equipment

Bee(keeping) brush is а soft bristled brush that can be used to gently, and harmlessly, remove bees from a surface.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

Hive tool can be used for loosening hive bodies and frames, removing excess bur comb or to scrape propolis from the hive parts.

Domain: Agriculture; Category: General agriculture

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