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Leahy, R. B. (ed.) / The progressive bee-keeper
Vol. XI [XIII], No. 6 (June, 1903)

[Contents] Table of contents,   p. [155]


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Progressive Bee-Keeper.
A Journal Devoted to Bees, Honey, and Kindred Industries.
50 Cents per Year.
Published Monthly by Leahy Manufacturing Company.
Vol. XI.  HIGGINSVILLE, MO., JUNE, 1903. NO. 6.
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Table of Contents.
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Brushed  Swarms   .. ...  .......  155  0
Text Books and Journals .........1 I8#
Extracts and Comments - --  160
Death of Tohn Nobel  .. .....  163
E ditorial......  - - -...--   .  ..-.---- . .  164
Little Orphan  Lucy  ......  . ...... ..  .  166
Texas Department-Editorial........ 160
Texas Foul Brood  Law  ....... ............ 170
BRUSHED SWARMS.
L. STACHELHAUSEN.
Page 129 of the 'Progressive," Mr.
Geo. Bockenbaugh says that he knows
and used a much netter way to prevent
swarming as the shook-swarm-method,
and right afterwards gets excited be-
cause the editor of "Gleanings" called
ire the pioneer in the shook-swarm
idea. What is the use of this ? I
learned to make artificial swarms on
the old stand as well as on a now one by
shaking and brushing the bees from
the combs from Gravenhorst, who de-
scribed the way in which he did it in
1872. 1 made brushed swarms for in-
crease as far back as 1881, and pub-
lished an article on such swarms in the
Agriculturalist"  during 1884. I do
not care whether I was the first one
here in the United States who used
this method or not. Editor Root thinks
l am. Now, Mr. Rockenbaugh tells us
that a bee keeper durirfg 189), m de
9;,,OW (.) in one season by ubing this
method. and another one shall have
described it about 1892, and this shall
prove that I am not this pioneer, as Ed-
itror Root called me: at the baio time
Mr U. says that this brushing and
sha king business is no good at all. I
can see no sense in all this talk. If Mr.
It's method is so much better than the
swarm method as he claims, the bee-
ieeper will very soon abandon the in-
ferior method and nobody will want to
be the first one who used it.
So many articles about shook-swarms
have appeared in different bee journals
that the whole thing is considerably
mixed up in the memory of the differ-
ent writers.
It is one thing to make shook swarms
for the purpose to increase the number
of the colonies, and it is another thing
to make them for the purpose to pre-
vent swarming, and to keep the whole


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