Gleanings in Bee Culture Volume 9

Gleanings in Bee Culture Volume 9

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...If he had secured a good crop of honey each year, and been contented with a moderate increase? Then there was one other circumstance that contributed largely to the cost of his bee-keeping business: be invented, manufactured, and transferred his bees Into a new style of hive at least as often as once in three or four years, setting the old hives one side as useless lumber. He also Invested considerable money In modern Improvements. Now, if one la a merchant, doctor, lawyer, minister, or some thing of that Bort, and keeps bees merely for amusement or recreation, this kind of "doings" might be put up with; but the majority of us keep bees because we think or know that there Is money to be made at the business; and if, after a series of years' faithful work with bees, any one finds that It does not pay, my advice would be to quit the business. Many of us (perhaps I had better say f) Imagine that we could go Into some other man's aplttry and tell him where he was making bis mistakes; hut can we do the same by ourselves? It Is so difficult to "see ourselves as others see us"! If I should begin a season with a single colony, I should expect It to pay a profit that season; and If it bad not at the close of the season, I Bhould be very strongly tempted to sell, at some price, a colony of bees, in order to bring the balance upon the right side In the ledger. Don't think that I would advise you not to spend any money upon your bees; far from it; but be sure that it Is going to be money well Invested. Try all new things upon a small scale, and after you are satisfied that any thing pays, use It, even if it docs cost money. This is my fifth year at bee-keeping, and I havo never made less than $15.00 per colony, while lust season I cleared...
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  • Paperback | 586 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,034g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611888
  • 9781236611888