The term originated with skeps and it also ended up being "an enlargement" the equivalent of today's super. In existing consumption it frequently refers to a shim that is either put into the top for feeding things such as pollen patties or included under a shallow making it into a-deep. The word is used more frequently in Britain. by Cyrstal VarneyReport definition
Definition for "Eke"
To augment with great effort. Used in combination…