Gleanings in Bee Culture Volume 11

Gleanings in Bee Culture Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... 52") pounds net, and comb honey In: -pound cases. ALSO SOME ITEMS FROM (lEOIiOIA. 1AM somewhat inclined to write a letter about bees, as I hope to gain a little information by 1 asking a few questions. I will begin by saying that some of my bees seem to bo fit subjects for the lunatic asylum. At any rute. If I were to see people act as foolish as these bees do, I would decide that the asylum would be the proper place for them. I wll! try to tell how they do. I have only two hives at present, which seem demented. They spreai themselves over tho front of the hive above the entrance, nearly as thick as they can stand, and move back and forth as if they were raking bay. This movement they keep up incessantly through the day, and, for aught I know, through the night too. If they were as industrious at gathering honey, as they are at this raking business, I should be better pleased with them. What docs it mean? Somebody please explain. I have seen such actions among my bees before this year, but I have never seen any description of It in any bee book or paper. Do young queens destroy remaining cells? Tbis may be so where there are no workers, as In the lamp nursery; but In a full colony, I am Inclined to think the workers attend to that business. Afcleast, this hag been my experience. I have seen the workers at it while the young quoen was leisurely surveying the combs In a different part of the hive. I have often wondered how it is that, in the Northern States and Canada, the bee industry is so much more successful than in the South. Here, all we need for wintering is plenty of boes and honey; while in your section you must have houses and cellars and chaff and leaves and straw and cushions, and many other devices, too tedious to mention, more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236907127