The Mentor Volume 7

The Mentor Volume 7

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... production a life work. At the age of eighteen years he earned his first money by working in a sawmill and with it bought his first swarm of bees. At that time beekeeping was considered a matter of luck. As already mentioned, it was the custom to kill the bees to secure the honey. Quinby, desiring to save the bees, took a step forward by boring a hole in the top of the hive and placing an extra box on top for surplus. Following the invention of the frame by Langstroth, he at once adopted the principle and designed a hive which, with later modifications by Charles Dadant, has become the standard of several foreign countries under the name of the "Dadant Hive." In I853 he published his book, "Mysteries of Beekeeping Explained," which had a large sale and which, having been revised by his sonin-law, L. C. Root, is still in print. Being the first to make beekeeping a source of livelihood, few have had so great influence upon the development of the industry as Moses Quinby. He was born April 16, 1810, and died May 27, 1875, after having spent his life in an effort to elevate beekeeping to the dignity of a business, rather than a fad.. Charles Dadant was born in France, May 22, I817, coming to America in I863. Soon after settling at Hamilton, Illinois, where he spent the remaining years of his life, he took up beekeeping seriously. He early became a follower of Quinby and a careful student of bee behavior. He wrote freely VEIL PROTECTOR With a veil to protect him from stings and n smoker to subdue the bees, a youthful operator can manage a few colonies PREPAR'( B555 FOR SHWMENT for thejournals of both Europe and America Shaking bees into n wire cage for shipment by mail or' and hls wrltlngs were largely responsible...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865677
  • 9781236865670