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Workers: Completely developed female bees that do have developed ovaries and do not not normally lay eggs. They gather pollen and nectar and convert the nectar to honey. A worker’s life expectancy is only several weeks during the active summer months. However, they can live for many months during the relatively inactive winter period.


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Queen Excluder: A selective barrier inside the beehive that allows worker bees but not the larger queens and drones to traverse the barrier. The queen excluder is either a sheet of perforated metal or plastic or a wire grid in a frame. The openings should be limited to 0.163 inch (4.14 mm). The intent of the queen excluder is to limit the queen’s access to the honey supers. If the queen lays eggs in the honey supers and a brood develops it is difficult to harvest a clean honey product and it makes fall management more difficult.