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Every Step in Beekeeping - A Book for Amateur and Professional
Benjamin Wallace Douglass
No preview available - 2010
activity American foulbrood amounts of nectar apiary basswood bees gather beginner brood chamber brood combs brood frames brood rearing buckwheat built cells cold colony of bees comb honey condition contains crawl dark honey diseased colony drones early eggs entrance European foulbrood feed flowers foulbrood frames of brood fruit bloom furnace furnish gather handle bees heat hive body honey crop honey dew honey flow honey plant honey produced honey-bee inches insects insulation Italian bees keep bees keeper larvae less log gum modern hive never onies Opening a hive orchard packing pollen probably queen red clover removed result season sections sheets of foundation sometimes sort space spring sting strong colony stung sugar sirup supers surplus of honey swarm tain things tion top bar tree trouble walled hive warm weather white clover honey wild winter cluster worker bees yield young bees
Page 142 - ... three parts, with an indication of the sort of counterpoint he desired me to add ; the rest of the score he left to my discretion. Elgar was not an easy man to work with. He had many pre-conceived ideas on brass treatment - usually unworkable which he tried very hard to get me to adopt, and it took a great deal of argument on my part to convince him that his ideas were just not possible. I remember particularly a "bad...
Page 86 - There are, of course, exceptions to this 85 statement for in many parts of the country expert apiculturists manage their bees with consummate skill and their crops are less dependent upon the seasonal chances than are those of their lesser brothers to whom the bee is but an incident in other work. When I say that the majority of beekeepers do not manage their bees but allow them to manage themselves, I speak of the vast army of "little" beekeepers who have from one to a dozen colonies.
Page 32 - The double- walled hive has been claimed to be the ideal hive because it afforded such perfect protection in winter, but in actual practice it has been found that bees winter no better in such hives than they do in single-walled structures.
Page 49 - To aid them in this work they are provided by nature with special hairs on their legs so arranged as to collect the pollen and carry it most easily. These hair structures are called "pollen baskets.
Page 8 - When cucumbers are grown under glass the grower must use some artificial means of pollenating the flowers or he will have no crop.
Page 57 - It does not form a part of the regular comb and is not to be found in a hive except during the swarming season.