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Atchley, E.J.; Atchley, Jennie (ed.) / The Southland queen
Vol. VI, No. 4 (August 1900)

Central Texas bee-keepers' convention,   pp. [85]-98 PDF (3.4 MB)


Page 92

TIlE SOUTHLAND QUEEN.           Aiigu St,
L. Stachellillsel says that the
production of coin  honey in see-
tionsis more diticult thani prodne-
ingextracted honey. Iledescribed
different methods that he uses:
The most important is very strong,
rousing colonies, with tihe brood-
hnamber crowded full of brood.
This leaves no room for honey
there and the only place is in tihe
sections in the supers above. One
way of having strong coloinies and
plenty of room, by letti nig the
queen breed in two stories, is un-
fit for producing section honey, as
there are some empty combs in
wlfich the bees store the honey
that ought to go into the sections.
Large colonies in a small brood-
chamber are better, by splitting
the brood all the time to keep
from swarming. Told about 1)oo-
little's inethod. living swarms
as per Iutchinson's miethod is a
good way. His own way is sini-
lar to it: Goes to old stand,
chnanges hives, like with a swarm,
by putting one of his shallow cas-
es with starters only in frames in
place of tihe colony just removed.
Then 4ie brushes all the bees from
that colony into tihe new hive and
sets the section supers on top.
Sometimes a queen-excluder is
necessary, and to keep the bees
quiet he gives themi a frame of
young brood, whichli has to be re-
moved next day or the bees will
swarim  out. First use another
emnpty case below the one with
frames and starters for a few days.
I Tse the combs and brood for vari-
ous purposes in the yard. Comnbs
and brood on extracted money col-
onies, etc., can be given to nuclei.
Or the leddon method, as given
by him in a previous issue of THE
SOUTHLAND QUEEN, can be prae-
ticed. lie never tried to put the
brood-cases above the sections
vihen aIl tine colonies were run for
comb honey exclusively.
W. H1. Laws spoke on plan as
recoininended by Mr. Demaree.
Jones also told about several
goo1d experiments ie had made
something similar to the Golden
method.
"Chunk honey vs. sections for
the Souti."
E. J. Atchley say┬ž that both
are good. Used to think that see-
tion honey was the best and nicest
thing and for many years did not
pronee any other and advocated
the production of comb honey in
sections. Of course section honey
is very nice, lit he thinks the dol-
lar is nicer. As chunk honey
brings more money, there are no
more sections for him now. lie
can, in the first place, prioduce at
least one-third more chunk ioney
in frames, and wlen put in cams it
can be shipped at less freight rate,
it -oing as 4th class. Section
THE SOUTHLAND QUEEN.
Auguist,


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