The ABC of Bee Culture: A Cyclopaedia of Every Thing Pertaining to the Care of the Honey Bee

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A. I. Root Company, 1903 - Bee culture - 482 pages
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Page 175 - Waite, writing in one of the government bulletins on pollination of the pear, mentions that "the common honey bee is the most regular important and abundant visitor and probably does more good than any other species.
Page 58 - ... than our common hive bees, this peculiarity does not lead them to sting more, but seems rather to proceed from fear. The sting is also less severe. Under the rude methods thus far employed in the management of this bee no great yields of honey are obtained, some 10 or 12 pounds having been the most reported from a single hive. It is quite probable that if imported into this country it would do more. These bees would no doubt visit many small flowers not frequented by the hive bees we now have,...
Page 157 - ... and let them build comb for four days. The bees will make the starters into comb during the four days, and store the diseased honey in them, which they took with them from the old comb. Th%n, in the evening of the fourth day, take out the new combs and give them comb foundation (full sheets) to work out, and then the cure will be complete.
Page 214 - J-inch strips with something sharp. Bake an hour in a moderate oven. Be careful not to burn, but bake well. Dissolve sugar to glaze over top of cake. To keep the cake, stand on end in an oak tub, tin can, or stone crock — crock is best. Stand the cards up so the flat sides will not touch each other. Cover tight. Keep in a cool dry place. Don't use until three months old at least. The cake improves with age, and will keep good as long as you will let it. I find any cake sweetened with honey does...
Page 322 - A SWARM of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly.
Page 322 - A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay. A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.
Page 174 - ... perhaps the lack of fruit, since most of the bees had disappeared, might be due to imperfect distribution of the pollen of the blossoms. To test the matter they placed, therefore, several hives of bees in their orchard in 1890. The result was striking, for the Bassford orchard bore a good crop of cherries, while other growers in the valley who had no bees found their crops entire or partial failures. This year (1891) Messrs. Bassford had some sixty-five hives of bees in their orchard, and Mr....
Page 172 - June llth, to see what proportion of the fruit had set. The per cent, of blossoms which developed on the covered trees was a little over 2, while almost 20 per cent, of the uncovered blossoms had developed. Of the pears, not one of the covered developed, while 5 per cent, of the uncovered developed fruit. Of the cherries, 3 per cent, only of the covered developed, while 40 per cent, of the uncovered blossoms set their fruit. The strawberries were covered May 18th, and uncovered June 16th. The number...
Page 215 - Put the milk, sugar and honey on the stove, to boil 15 minutes; skim off the scum, and take from the stove. Put in the nuts, spices and candied fruit. Stir in as much flour as can be done with a spoon. Set away to cool, then mix in the soda (don't make the dough too stiff). Cover up and let stand over night, then work in flour enough to make a stiff dough. Bake when you get ready. It is well to let it stand a few days, as it will not stick so badly. Roll out a little thicker than a common cookie;...

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