Bee-keeping for beginners: according to the syllabus of the Board of Education for Schools (Google eBook)

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1903 - Nature - 87 pages
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Page 75 - ... take little or no effect, though no remedy is used, which at another time will be very virulent on the same person. We have had occasion to test this remedy several times, and can safely avouch its efficacy. The exposure to which persons are subjected during the hot summer months will, no doubt, render this advice useful, its very simplicity making it more acceptable.
Page 75 - ... The sting of a bee is generally more virulent than that of a wasp, and with some people attended with very violent effects. The sting of a bee is barbed at the end, and consequently always left in the wound ; that of a wasp is pointed only, so that they can sting more than once, which a bee cannot do. When any person is stung by a bee, let the sting, in the first place, be instantly pulled out, for the longer it remains in the wound the deeper it will pierce, owing to its peculiar form, and emit...
Page 75 - ... can sting more than once, which a bee cannot do. When any person is stung by a bee, let the sting, in the first place, be instantly pulled out, for the longer it remains in the wound the deeper it will pierce, owing to its peculiar form, and emit more of the poison. The sting is hollow, and the poison flows through it, which is the sole cause of the pain and inflammation. The pulling out of the sting should be done carefully, and with a steady hand ; for if any part of it breaks in, all remedies...
Page 5 - For a good average wine, containing about 75 per cent, of proof spirit, and intended to be bottled, and kept for several years. ' ' To every gallon of water add 3 Ib. of run honey and the rinds of two lemons, and proceed as above. When the liquor has quite ceased working, bung up tightly, and let it remain in the cask for about six months. Bottle, and cork at once. " " (3) If such a degree of excellence is desired that the wine produced may vie with the best of its kind, and the palate of the connoisseur...
Page 5 - Fahr. , add a couple of tablespoonfuls of brewers' yeast, also, to a nine-gallon cask, 2 oz. of phosphate of ammonia, and 2 oz. of cream of tartar. Tack over the bung-hole a piece of cream cloth or muslin, several folds thick, and let it stand till fermentation has ceased. As the liquid sinks in the cask, keep filling up. For a nine-gallon cask, at least two or three quarts will be required for this purpose, and should be allowed for at time of making, and kept in bottles or other stoppered vessel....
Page 74 - Method of Curing the Stings of Bees and Wasps. — The sting of a bee is generally more virulent than that of a wasp, and with some people attended with very violent effects. The sting of a bee is barbed at the end, and consequently always left in the wound ; that of a wasp is pointed only, so that they can sting more than once, which a bee cannot do. When any person is stung by a bee, let the sting, in the first place, be instantly pulled out, for the longer it...
Page 75 - ... ineffectual. When the sting is extracted, suck the wounded part, if possible, and very little inflammation, if any, will ensue. If hartshorn drops are immediately afterwards rubbed on the part, the cure will be more complete. All notions of the efficacy of sweet oil, bruised parsley, burnet, tobacco, etc., appear, on various trials, to be totally groundless.
Page 6 - ... liquid ; while if a longer time be allowed, the aroma of the honey will, to a great extent, be lost. Pour into the cask while still boiling. "With regard to the ferment, it is important that a suitable one be introduced immediately the temperature of the liquid admits, viz., when about 90 deg.
Page 4 - For a light and pleasant beverage, containing a small percentage of alcohol, and not intended to be kept for any length of time. " For every gallon of water take 2 Ib. of run honey and the rinds of two lemons. Boil for half an hour, taking care to keep well skimmed, and then pour into the cask, straining out the lemon peel. When the temperature of the liquor has fallen to between 90 deg. and 80 deg. Fahr. , add a couple of tablespoonfuls of brewers' yeast, also, to a nine-gallon cask, 2 oz.
Page 75 - On some people the sting of bees and wasps has no effect; it is therefore of little consequence what remedy they apply to the wound. However, the effect of stings greatly depends on the habit of body a person is of; at one time a sting shall take little or no effect though no remedy is used, which at another time will be very virulent on the same person. We have had occasion to test this remedy several times, and 7 can safely avouch its efficacy.

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