The Blessed Bees

The Blessed Bees

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...hives, but it was interesting and exciting labor. The result showed an average of five and a half pounds of honey to a frame, sixty-six pounds to a hive, or 2,310 in all. The bees continued work day after day with the quiet, happy air, so delightful to every bee keeper, for it assures him that his hives are being filled. To sit among the hives was to surround oneself with a ceaseless sound of joyous humming. Large numbers of workers were constantly leaving and returning. Now and then a clumsy drone would go booming past, making up in quantity of noise for lack of industry. As all the supers were now supplied with combs, of course it took less time to fill them with honey. On the eighth day I again extracted, and obtained an average of fifty-nine pounds per hive, 2,065 pounds from the thirty-five. I found in two or three cases that the queens had got into the upper stories, and nearly filled one or two combs with eggs. Such frames I gave to the two nuclei, left after Italianizing. Now the linn opened its myriads of flowers, and the bees left the white clover for its superior attractions. They flew back and forth in a kind of quiet delirium. I had read glowing accounts of the large amounts of honey sometimes obtained from linn, but the reality surpassed all my expectations. In six days the supers were again ready to extract, and yielded 2,485 pounds.12 If linn flowers lasted through the summer, they would make a bee keeper's paradise. Unfortunately they last only ten or twelve days. Towards the last of their season they did not yield so well. On the eleventh day after their opening I observed that bees were working again on white clover, so I extracted at once, in order to keep the linn honey as far as possible by itself. This time the yield was...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629280
  • 9781236629289