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

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Thomas G. Newman & Son, 1889 - Bee culture - 169 pages

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Page 125 - Va. — Prof. GEORGE A. KONIG communicated the discovery of orthite among the minerals occurring at the mica mine of Amelia Court House, Va. The speaker has seen only two fragmentary crystals, a large one, nearly four inches long by one inch wide and one-fourth of an inch thick. Both ends were broken. It presents the combination of a flat prism with the brachypinakoid. In the position of epidote the prism will be equal to a series of brachydomes. There is a pronounced cleavage parallel to the macro-...
Page 23 - When this condition of things prevails, the bees are getting strong in numbers, and soon embryo queen-cells are started, in which the Queen lays the eggs which are to produce the royal occupants. Some claim that it is not fully settled that the Queen deposits the egg in the queen-cells at the time of natural swarming ; but my assistant once saw her do it, and so have others, while the position of the eggs in the cells prove it, even had no one ever witnessed her in the act.
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Page 16 - ... a month previous to the honey harvest, we, as apiarists of America, will put forth more energy along this line of our pursuit than we ever yet have done. Look at that colony you had one spring which gave you 100, 200, 400, 600, or even 1,000 pounds of honey (one or two reports of nearly 1,000 pounds of honey from a single colony have been given in the past, while the reports of those giving from 400 to 600 are numerous), and see why it did so well, while the average of your whole apiary did notcomeupto...

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