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Leahy, R. B. (ed.) / The progressive bee-keeper
Vol. XI [XIII], No. 11 (Nov., 1903)

[Articles and opinions pertaining to beekeeping],   pp. [293]-299


Page 298

bee-keepers and the honey crops dis-
posed of there instead of throwing the
great majority of our product onto the
large market centres that are already
over-supplied, the price of honey
would soon advance several cents pet
pound.
There are hundreds of thousands of
people in the United States who do
not use or purchase honey simply be-
cause it is not offered to them by some
reliable person whom they know will
furnish them with the genuine article.
Why do we not reach them? The
main reason is because the average
bee-keeper is not educated as a sales-
man and rather than set a price on his
honey and go out and sell it at that
price, he ships it in bulk to large cities
and allows the commission man to set
the price for him. Educate the bee-
keeper. Make a salesman of him.
Teach him to keep his product away
from the large markets instead of
teaching him how to produce more of
it and the price of honey wil advance.
Bluff ton, Mo.
40 Years
Amongl
tIe Bees
"40 Years Among
the Bees" By ]r. C.C. iller.
A new book every bee-keeper
should have. Over3OOpages,
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weekhs American BeeJournal
one year-both for only $1.75.
Sample copy of Journal and
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MY EXPERIENCE WITH BULK COMB HONEY.
D. L. TRACY.
Last year I run 10 colonies for bulk
comb honey and I am so well pleased
with the results that I will try it on a
larger scale this year. My first flow
was from sumach and buck brush,
which is light in color. Some unex-
perienced took it for white clover.
Eldorado Springs is my market. I
hauled my bulk honey to town in the
super, just as the bees stored it, which
created quite an excitement. Passers-
by stopping to look at it, each asked
a number of questions about it. An
old gentleman said he had lived in Cali-
fornia, but had never seen any nicer
honey in that state.
My grocerman wanted some honey,
but did not like the bulk honey. He
said he would not deal in it. but would
take some for his own use, and was
anxious to get it out of sight before
someone came in and wanted to buy
some of it. But before he got it out of
sight a gentleman stepped in and
wanted some of it. He-asked what one
of those frames weighed and was told.
The mercbant asked him if he had
anything to carry it home in    He
answered "no," and said: "I only live a
few blocks away and I can carry it
home in the frame, cut it out and re-
turn the frame," which he did.
A new kind that I may mark as being
a local one I could haul supers, frames
and all to my groceryman, he could
sell it in the frames and when I come
again I could take up empty frames
and have full ones.
One of the clerks being handy with
the saw and batchet soon sized up a
place to honey the frames so I didn't
have to leave my supers.
I sold my bulk honey right along
with my section honey at the same
price, theonly trouble about it I did
not have enough of it to supply the de-
mand.
Denver, Colo.
298 THES PROGRZESSIVAE BIEF-KEIEPER.
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