Advanced Bee Culture; Its Methods and Management
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...ought to be settling down for winter. Perhaps the excitement causes the consumption of as much more honey as is secured. Yes, I know that the honey will candy unless it is removed; and, in the spring, the bees will consume very little of it. They will dig it out and kick it out of the hive. The honey left in the extracting combs is practically lost. As I look at it, the use of a power extractor would enable us to dispense with the warming of the honey, and leave the combs cleaner than when we did warm it and extract it by hand power. If I were to adopt the eight-comb and power, I would get only one extractor and one engine, and then move them from one yard to another, as the work was completed at each yard. This, of course, would require a team, while I am trying to work out a system in which there is no transportation from one yard to another during the entire season, except that of the man who does the work. The manner in which the extractor is set up to do the work will depend upon the surroundings. We have three extractors, and each is set up in a way different from the others. Where we extract in the cellar the extractor is set nearly a foot above the floor, and then a hole, or pit, nearly two feet deep is dug, in which to set the strainer-tub and cans to be filled. Of course, the sides of this pit are boarded up. At another apiary the honey-house is built over the cellar, and here the extractor stands directly upon the floor, the gate being placed over the hatchway, the straining and canning of the honey being done in the cellar. The honey runs out of the gate, falls down through the hatchway, and drops upon the strainer below. At the other yard a solid platform, nearly three feet high, is built in one corner of the honeyhouse. This...
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- 29 Jun 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
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