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Bennett, B.S.K. (ed.) / The Pacific bee journal
Vol. 5, No. 10 (October, 1902)

[Cover] The Pacific bee journal,   pp. [229]-234 PDF (1.8 MB)

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ous locations, as the different States
have different seasons, making all-
year work.
INTERESTING        This placing of
the horey produc-
CAPITAL            tion on a safe
financial basis will be conducive to
capital to invest in our product and
hold same in warehouse subject to our
disposal. Capital simply must be sure
that it will not lose on the investment,
and ask for nothing better than a sta-
ple price. This will not give capital
any interest in our association-the
stock is for sale only to bee-keepers
and is only transferable on the books
of the corporation.
T h e  bee-keeper
who receives
AND STOCK          stock of the cor-
peration has possession of his bees
and stock, receives a salary, and has
all his supplies furnished. His stock
has a sale and a loan value. (This is
just giving the bee-keeper the advan-
tage his brother merchant or capitalist
has of realizing on his investment at
will or the use of his capital several
T h e  bee-keeper
possessing  cash
STOCK              certificates  will
be entitled to a vote in the marage-
ment for each share of stock; will re-
ceive his dividend; will have use of
our label and guarantee on his honey.
cur facilities for handling his product,
and employment to skilled bee-keep-
ers. Holders of $100 worth of stock
are entitled to 5 per cent. discount on
Only a few of the
best apiaries will
be  t a k e-n  for
stock, and cash stock will be worth
much more than $1 after one dividend
is declared.
Send in your application, together
with description of apiary, past pro-
dtuction, your experience, etc. We re-
serve the right to return applicatiot
and remittance.
237 E. Fourth st., Los Angel as.
(By John II. Martin in Gleanings of
January 15.)
(Mr. Marlin is widel known as (Rambler),
Laing  trcivIi  over the United  States in  the
int-rests of hn'  roduction.  lie  is now  in
Cuba. He wn an organizer, secretary and
imanag r  of the  Californa  flee-Keepers' Ex-
change, which  in  the second  rear did  a  vol-
unwr, of busin-s  of $6).i000.-Ed.)
I am ouite sure the time is ripe for
putting the matter of honey produe-
tion upon a safe financial basis, and so
sure of good returns for invested capi-
tal that the latter will seek invest-
ment. This new combination is a lit-
tle too large for the bee men to un
d rtake themselves, and without capi-
tal; but bee-keepers and capitalists
can work together in these interests.
For instance, let a company be or-
ganized upon strictly business prin-
ciples, with trained business men at
the head of it; let said company own,
by purchase, 10,000 colories of bees in
Southern California. As to manage-
ment of said bees according to our
present methods for extracted honey,
three men could manage 1000 colonies
or more during a busy season, which,
in  Southern  California, lasts from
April until July.   During the other
eight months one man could easily
care for over 1000 colonies, except at
times when hives should be made up
or bees moved to new locations; but
when apiaries become well estab-
lished, one expert could care for an
indefinite number.
We have now established over 10,-
000 colonies in Southern California.
Let us now go to Central California and
establish another 10 000 in a series of
ariaries. Nearly the same conditions
exist in Central California for actual
work in the apiary as in Southern Cali-
fornia, with the exception that the

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