The Beekeeper's Manual; Founded on the Experience During Many Centuries of the Apiarians in Poland

WM S. Orr and Company, 1845 - 75 páginas

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Página 12 - Drones differ considerably in outward appearance from the workers ; they are supposed to be imperfect males, and have no stings. The occupations ascribed to them are the nursing of the young by means of provisions from the store-house, and the carrying the required quantity of water for home use. Some apiarians, that do not admit the order of consorts, consider the drones as males, but this is not proved as yet by occular testimony.
Página 7 - Volhynia in particular, the cultivation of the honey-bee has long formed an object of national importance; and these bee-gardens are not only very numerous and extensive, but they are also common in other parts of the kingdom. There are cottages in Poland, with very small portions of land attached to them, on which are to be seen as many as fifty hives; while there are farmers and landed proprietors who are in possession of from one hundred to ten thousand hives.
Página 39 - ... pride of a conqueror, and took up his abode in the palace, whilst some of his soldiers were on bivouac in different parts of the city. In the middle of the night there was a rising of the inhabitants, and many of the Persians were slaughtered. On the morrow Nadir Shah wreaked his revenge on Delhi. From eight o'clock in the morning until three o'clock in the afternoon there was nothing but sack, fire, and carnage, whilst Nadir Shah sat in a little mosque in the public square, exulting in his vengeance...
Página 8 - ... hives. There are some farmers who collect annually more than 200 barrels of fine honey, each barrel weighing from 400 to 500 Ibs., exclusive of the wax. A tenant is often in this way enabled to pay his rent and taxes, to defray other domestic expenses, and often to accumulate handsome dowries for his daughters.
Página 16 - ... should only fall on the guilty? It certainly makes the situation of the assaulted worse, and of the assailants better, and rather encourages than prevents murder, as it requires less courage to attack armed than unarmed persons. It is a false idea of utility, that would give to a multitude of sensible beings, that symmetry and order, which inanimate matter is alone capable of receiving...

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