The Book of Bee-Keeping; A Practical and Complete Manual of the Proper Management of Bees

The Book of Bee-Keeping; A Practical and Complete Manual of the Proper Management of 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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...water at this season is very important; this should be given in shallow dishes, filled with pieces of brick for the bees to alight on, and placed in some warm corner, Do not allow any miniature pools between the pieces of brick, or quite a number of bees will be drowned. Stocks can be equalised at this season by removing frames of brood from very strong hives and giving them to weaker ones; but this may only be done when warm weather sets in; and the colony added to must have all its combs thickly covered with bees. It will take about six weeks to build up a colony to its required strength; this time must be allowed from the commencement of stimulative feeding until the usual time of the honey-flow in a certain district. This will be found a very convenient time to repaint and repair any hives in use. The frames should be lifted en bloc, if it is at all cold, into a fresh hive, and the old one taken into the workshop. During spring will be found the great advantage of having the alighting-boards of hives to reach the ground; thousands of bees are saved by thus preventing their being blown, by the strong and cold winds prevalent then, under the hives to perish. During spring hives should be fitted up ready for swarms, section-racks cleaned and re-filled; and all little matters of detail which can be done during the slack months will be found of great assistance when the busy season arrives. Purchases of appliances required in the summer months should be made, as when the latter season arrives orders are sent in for goods in such numbers, and all wanted "at once," that the manufacturers cannot execute them fast enough, many of their customers having to wait a week or two before the receipt of goods. 110. Spreading Brood.--Some more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545796
  • 9781236545794