The Tropical Agriculturalist Volume . 30

The Tropical Agriculturalist Volume . 30

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...seen things that no scientist has ever been able to discover. The fact is, Mr. Know-all likes to pose as a well of useful information. He has probably heard the assertion made by an ignorant nurse, when he was a little boy, and thinks it may be a useful piece of knowledge to air to his credulous friends. So far is it from being the truth that, if he can name the factory in question, he can claim a very large reward (JE400,1 think), offered by a syndicate of large bee-keepers in order to disprove the lie! The reward has been offered and advertised for several years now. Is it not a little strange that some of the dozens of friends of Mr. Knowall have not claimed it yet? No. You may make up your mind to it that all comb-honey is genuine, and that quite 95% of run-honey is likewise pure. There are, and always will be, dishonest traders that will adulterate run-honey with some cheap syrup; but it is the exception. So you can safely challenge Mr. Know-all when next you meet him. It will doubtless afford you some considerable satisfaction to be able to take him down a peg or two--which is always beneficial to his kindIt is easy to see how this curious superstition has arisen. An ignorant man has seen a bee-keeper introduce a frame of foundation to his hive. It is neatly stamped to the shape of the base of cells. Therefore it is artificial. He does not trouble to discover that, if the beekeeper used any other wax but the Surest beeswax, it would melt iu the eat of the hive and kill his bees. Again, he sees the bee-keeper feed syrup to his bees. Of course, the bee-keeper has bought sugar at 2d. and will sell the resulting " honey" at (id The whole matter is as clear as day. He does not, unfortunately, take the trouble to discover that more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557387
  • 9781236557384