The English Apiary, Or, The Compleat Bee-master: Unfolding the Whole Art and Mystery of the Management of Bees. Being a Collection and Improvement of what Has Been Written by All Authors, Relating to this Subject, as Well Antient as Modern. With A New Discovery of an Excellent Method for Making Bee-houses and Colonies, to Free the Owners from the Great Charge and Trouble that Attends the Swarming of Bees and is Much More Advantageous Than Any Other Method Hitherto Practised

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E. Curll, W. Mears, and T. Corbet, 1721 - Bee culture - 108 pages
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Page xii - New improvements of planting and gardening, both philosophical and practical explaining the motion of the sap and generation of plants; with other discoveries never before made publick, for the improvement of...
Page xii - To which is added, An Account of the State of Gardening, as it is now in Great Britain, and other Parts of Europe: Together with several new Experiments relating to the Improvement of Barren Ground, and the Propagating of Timber-Trees, FruitTrees, &c.
Page 80 - Seethe all these (being well washed) in a furnace * of fair water ; let them boil the space of half an hour, or better : and then pour out all the water and herbs into a vat, and let it stand...
Page 81 - ... let it be cooled. You must then have in readiness a kiv(e) of new ale or beer, which as soon as you have emptied, suddenly whelm it upside down, and set it up again, and presently put in the metheglin, and let it stand three days a-working.
Page 80 - ... and labour it together half an hour; then let it stand two days, stirring it well twice or thrice each day. Then take the liquor, and boil it anew; and when it doth seethe, skim it as long as there remaineth any dross.
Page xi - Treatife of Husbandry and Gardening; being a New Method of Cultivating and Increafing all forts of Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers...
Page xii - Contain* ing the feveral Gradations remarkable in the Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal Parts of the Creation, tending to the Compofition of a Scale of Life, a Repreferitation of the prefent State of Gardening throughout Europe in general, and Great Britain in particular.
Page 14 - Bees, and therefore in respect of her long body, they seem very short, resembling rather a cloak than a gown, for they reach but to the middle of her train, or nether part.
Page 78 - ... into the kive, reserving still the dregs for the Bees, and let it stand cover'd three or four days till it work, and let it work two days ; then turn it into a barrel scalded with bay-leaves, making the spice bag METHEGLIN: A ROMAN DRINK.

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