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Author Topic: Old Beekeeping Terminology  (Read 718 times)
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« on: January 04, 2010, 04:15:19 AM »

My father must have been reading the dictionary again to send me this:

"Just accidently came across an interesting use of the word eke, when used as a noun.

eke (plural ekes)
(beekeeping, archaic) A very small addition to the bottom of a beehive, often merely of a few bands of straw, on which the hive is raised temporarily.

It looks like the term is still in use.

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