Of Bees Volume 3

Of Bees Volume 3

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...A small tin box, with a cover pierced with small holes, is placed upon the floor board of the diseased hive, and filled with essence of eucalyptus. The colony receives every four or five days a litre of sytup containing a teaspoonful of tincture of eucalyptus (oil eucalyptus, 1; alcohol, 9). Then from time to time some drops of the same tincture are dropped into the hive. Auberson, who was the metayer of Bertrand's aviary, and was managing his own higher up the mountains, cured a number of colonies by means of this method. He finds that there is a great difference in the effect produced by the remedy. In some cases, the effect follows the remedy quickly; in others, the effect is slower. Sometimes more than a year passes without resulting in a complete cure. When the disease is of long standing, the remedy must be proportionate to the gravity of the evil. When there are only a few diseased cells, Auberson simply pours some drops of the essence along the back wall of the hive. He renews the dose every eight days; and in six weeks, sometimes sooner, the colony is cured. In cases where the hive is badly affected, he takes a clean hive and floor board and impregnates the interior, floor board, and division board with eucalyptus, and then transfers combs, brood, and baes to the new hive. He leaves the foul-brood colonies their rotten combs, as this is the only handy means of disinfecting them. Three weeks later, during which he has twice poured (69) Revue Internationale d.Apiculture, 1883, p. 247. eucalyptus on the floor board, he examines the new brood. If it exists in healthy patches he simply pours a few drops of the essence on the floor board until 'the cure is complete. If, however, the fresh brood still disclose some diseased spots, the queen is...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521161
  • 9781236521163