Some articles on brood nest, brood:
... All brood rearing stops for some period during the winter ... In early spring, brood rearing resumes inside the winter cluster when the queens starts to lay eggs again ... If the temperature in areas of the brood nest dips too low the brood dies - also called chilled brood ...
... The over-wintering colony consumes honey and expands the brood volume ... enough remaining honey stores and a large enough brood nest to risk swarm preparation ... first activity of swarm preparation is to reduce the brood volume by creating additional stores inside the brood area ...
... were to cut a vertical cross-section through the hive from side to side, the brood nest would appear as a roughly ovoid ball spanning 5-8 frames of comb ... Within the central brood nest, a single frame of comb typically has a central disk of eggs, larvae and sealed brood cells that may extend almost to the edges of the frame ... Immediately above the brood patch an arch of pollen-filled cells extends from side to side, and above that again a broader arch of honey-filled cells extends to the frame tops ...
Famous quotes containing the words nest and/or brood:
“Nows the time for mirth and play,
Saturdays an holiday;
Praise to heaven unceasing yield,
Ive found a larks nest in the field.”
—Christopher Smart (17221771)
“One of the saddest sights of the slums is to see the thrifty wife of the working man, with her rosy brood of children, used to country air and sunshine, used to space, privacy, good surroundings, cleanliness, quiet, shut up amid the noise and dirt and confusion, in the gloom of the slum.”
—Albion Fellows Bacon (18651933)