Gleanings in Bee Culture Volume . 6

Gleanings in Bee Culture Volume . 6

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...and 1-16, half us much. Your suggestion of a brass gauge for planing lumber is a good one. A slight variation makes it impossible to use the wooden division board where air tight joints are desired, as in w inter pocking by the contraction of the brood chamber. Ihave contrived a remedy, and believe it will be valuable to the whole fraternity. It is to cut the division board of V% or b inch material, and % inch short, and then slot the end, in the middle, with a saw, and slip In a strip of rubber packing I inch wide: or a wider strip may be set in two slots made near the edge. Thus used, 3-Ni inch packing is stiff enough to form a tight joint, and will press the other end close to the wall. I think for most purposes the sawed end will be tight enough. If not, a face of elastic cloth or another rubber edge can be added. They are lighter, more easily stowed when not wanted, and cost much less than chaff boards, and are far less hahle to injury. I have tried the single and beitt rubber, and prefer the single thus far, as belug just as good and easier made. J. W. Pouter. Charlottesville, Va Feb. llth, 187S. If your division boards are made of j inch wood, they will warp badly; we had in our apiary over a hundred such and they were all discarded on this account. The chaff cushion division board was made thick to prevent this, and also to secure warmth. In cold weather the bees cluster close out to the thin wood sides, and I found a line patch of brood, one day in March, right next to this wood. It is so thin that the animal heat of the bees warms it through, and the chaff prevents any trust from ever reaching it. One of our best colonies was wintered in a simplicity hive, on 4 frames of comb in the centre of the hive, witli nothing but a more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627288
  • 9781236627285