Scientific Queen-Rearing, as Practically Applied, Being a Method by Which the Best of Queen-Bees Are Reared in Perfect Accord with Nature's Ways; For the Amateur and Veteran in Bee-Keeping
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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...the lower part of these hives were very prolific, the same being selected on purpose, as I desired to try the plan under the most unfavorable circumstances, so as to know if there was any chance of a failure. An examination, two days later, revealed that all of the queens had hatcht and were perfectly at home. Four days later, a three-fourths inch hole was bored through the back part of the hive near each end, so as to come into the apartment where the queens were confined; while a button made of inch stuff was fixt to turn on a screw, so that when the hole was open the button formed a little alighting-board immediately underneath the hole, and when turned it closed the hole entirely, leaving the hive as tight as it was before. The holes were left open for the next four days, when an examination showed that the queens had commenced to lay; and they were as nice, large queens as I ever saw, when at this stage of their existence. The buttons were now turned, and the queens left for two days, when they had filled every available cell with eggs--probably to the amount of three-fourths of a frame, as there was considerable honey in the combs. They were now taken out and sent to customers, or used in the apiary, according as I had place for them, when more cells were placed on the combs, and the buttons turned open again six days afterward. In due time I had more laying queens ready to use, and that without hindering the work of the hive a particle, the bees working right along, and the old queen doing duty below, the same as if she was the only queen in the hive. More cells were given again, and so on during the season, success attending every effort. As hinted at in a former chapter, queens can be fertilized from sections in the same way, by having a...
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