transitive verb

demareed; demareed; demareeing; demarees
: to remove the queen from the brood of (a strong colony of bees) to prevent swarming

Word History


after George W. Demaree †1915 American beekeeper who developed the method

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“Demaree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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