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

[Articles and opinions pertaining to beekeeping],   pp. [237]-246 PDF (3.0 MB)


Page 239

THE PACIFIC BEE JOURNAL.
THE DENVER CONVENTION.
The National Association to Control
and  Market the Product.-The
Drawing of Plans Left to
California.
(From Notes by F. E. Brown, Hanford,
Cal., Sept. 15, 1902.)
The Colorado state meeting and its
members' attitude towards the bee men
from abroad was in every way praise-
worthy. The Colorado Convention dis-
played a good amount of zeal and
enthusiasm, which speaks well of their
ability and talent. The Colorado peo-
ple report a very light crop of honey
this season-not enough for the con-
suroption of their state. They sell a
large quantity to the retail trade put
lip in glass, and also paper bags. The
paper bag is the idea of Mr. Aikin
which serves for the granulated honey,
being placed in the bags as it begins
to granulate.
The State Association selected its
officers with the exception of the Sec-
retary, when Mr. Working was placed
in nomination. He refused to serve
further, when Mr. Morehouse was
elected to the office. Mr. Working is
deserving of much credit for the way
he has handled the office, and espec-
ially the Convention, and the many
little turns that he conFerred upon the
visiting bee-keepers for their comfort
was very noticeable and greatly ap-
preciated.
The State Meeting had a nice at-
tractive exhibit of horey, both comb
and extracted, as well as devices for
operating an apiary, wax, etc.
In the National Convention which
convened after two sessions of the
State meeting, there was a good many
present from all over the United States
Canada and Cuba. It was very notice-
able that it is a good thing to do to
come together and get acquainted with
so many, that we have only known
from reputation, via of their prom-
inence or pen.
The election of officers for the Na-
tional Association resulted in placing
Mr. J.- U. Harris as Vice-President,
and Mr. Geo. York, of Chicago, as
Secretary. The other officers stood
as Defore.
Many subjects of interest were dis-
cussed which were full of profit.
Among them was the large hive versus
smaller ones. The argument ran in
favor of the larger hives.
Professor Gellette, of Fort Collins,
Colorado, gave a very interesting upon
the subject, "The inside and outside of
the honey bee."
Professor Benton, from the depart-
ment of agriculture at Washington,
D. C., added much to the interest of
the convention.
It was noticeable that California
was not well represented, only F. E.
Brown, from Hanford, being present.
This came about by the fact that the
railroads would not make any rates
for the Western bee men.
Among the many interesting papers
read was one from Mr. J. F. McIntire,
of Sespe, Cal., upon the subject of
marketing honey, the writer touched
upon the many perplexing circum-
stances, and finished up by saying that
the National Bee-Keepers Association
should control and market the pro-
duct of its members, or words to that
effect. This brought out a discussion
from several speakers, in which all
strongly favored the sentiment of the
paper. It was declared that the time
was now ripe for just such a move;
that the producer would have con-
fidence in the ability of the National
Association, and that it would prevent
one locality from offering its produce
in open competition to other like lo-
calities. It was the sense of the Con
239
OCTOBER


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