Dixie Beekeeper Volume 4-5

Dixie Beekeeper Volume 4-5

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...instead of foundation. By removing the hive with the queen in to a distant location all the field bees will return to the original location and help celebrate the coronation of new queen. The simplest procedure in all work is the best. Just use common sense and by careful study and thought about your work will often simplify the modus operandi. Mr. Huey closes his letter with two good ideas. "I want to keep bees better and also keep better bees." Some years ago I sent to another journal a drawing of my hive tool and folks keep writing me about it. Take a piece of car spring, any garage can supply you. Then have a blacksmith square the thin end and sharpen it. Then have him upset the thick end, drawing it to an edge, but rather more blunt than the other end. Now, about (1-2) one half inch from this last end drill a 1-4 hole--then from this hole towards the end make an incision 1-2 inch long. I used smaller drills and drilled nearly through them, cut through with a chisel. Afterwards bend this piece of spring at right angles, the larger of the opening towards the end of the tool. Smith will charge you about 25 cents to do this and it is far excellence as a nail puller. Then the heavy weight of the tool makes a nail driver. If the advertised hive tools are worth a dollar--and if you know a smith, he will make it for you. If he has no drill, just split the blunt end back for an inch and pull your nails. It should be from 10 to 12 long. Again, I see so many bee brushes advertised and I have bought them all, but for a bee brush give me a turkey wing. I go around the kitchen twice a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas and get my bee brush for next season. I have some two years old that have done much service and still good. If they get daubed...show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633822
  • 9781236633828