Beekeeping in Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1915 - Bee culture - 290 pages
 

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Page 4 - But this has no sting, and is therefore different from the one we have, which resembles perfectly that of Europe. The Indians concur with us in the tradition that it was brought from Europe; but when, and by whom, we know not. The bees have generally extended themselves into the country, a little in advance of the white settlers. The Indians, therefore, call them the white man's fly, and consider their approach as indicating the approach of the settlements of the whites.
Page 13 - I know that a steel trap in the hands of a person who does not know how to use it can be a very dangerous device.
Page 3 - It is astonishing how little is known by a large proportion of farmers about keeping bees properly. Excellent books on the subject are obtainable. Good special journals may be secured for a trifle. Special columns in agricultural papers are devoted to the subject, and in spite of it all, one finds many farmers still keeping bees in box hives, and...
Page 3 - Station, 1906, writes of the honey bee. "rfe have no insect that has been given so much oare( thought and observation, and we have learned the facts concerning its habits and life history better than we have learned those of any other insect.— It is astonishing how little is known by a large proportion of farmers about keeping bees properly.

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