couvain refroidi

English translation: chilled brood

09:56 Aug 17, 2015
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology
French term or phrase: couvain refroidi
Un exemple serait le "couvain refroidi", conséquence d’une division de colonie avec trop peu d’abeilles adultes pour maintenir le nid à couvain à bonne température.

Has anyone seen a technical term for this?
Cooled brood has very few hits...

Local time: 16:34
English translation:chilled brood
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Marco Solinas
Local time: 07:34
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chilled brood

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Marco Solinas
Local time: 07:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
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agree  philgoddard: Or cold.
2 hrs

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: "chilled" rather than "cold" which does not convey the idea of the brood once having been anything else.
3 hrs

agree  B D Finch
4 hrs
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