wax cap

wax cap

n
(Plants) any fungus of the basidiomycetous family Hygrophoraceae, having thick waxy gills. Many are brightly coloured, like the parrot toadstool (Hygrophorus psittacinus), which is yellow with a covering of green slime, and the orange-red H. conicus
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Beekeepers harvest it by collecting the honeycomb frames and scraping off the wax cap that bees make to seal off honey in each cell.
"In addition to looking for water crowfoot, other things we plan to monitor include the range of the mountain bumblebee and black grouse, the number of high-quality hay meadow sites and wax cap fungi grassland sites.
Imagine being tasked to chronicle all of Wales' flora and fauna - from delphiniums to dolphins, owls to otters and from our wonderful Welsh salmon to the rarest wax cap fungi.
The bees seal each filled cell with a wax cap, which must be removed in some efficient manner to "extract" the honey at harvest time.
In the last year, new Wax Cap applicators have been developed, providing economical solutions for automatic application.
Then I cut off the wax cap seals and use an extractor to remove the honey, which drains into a storage tank.
With its wax cap, deep punt at the base and wonderfully understated label it really looks the part.
THE NATURAL HIGHLIGHTS OF CARDIFF'S BUTE PARK: The woodlands adjoining the River Taff contain spring flora with a range of Wax Cap Fungi.
The discovery of rare wax cap fungi (inset) has given a boost to the campaign to save Bangor's Brewery Fields site from development
Once the honey is in the comb the hive bees beat their wings to evaporate the excess moisture before sealing the honey with a breathable wax cap.
Everyone knows the wax cap mushrooms are just an excuse by local residents trying to stop building on the site.
A hot melt adhesive must be placed on the cork and then the wax cap must be placed on top of the adhesive.