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Old Beekeeping Terminology
« on: January 04, 2010, 05:15:19 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.  http://website.lineone.net/~dave.cushman/nateke.html