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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)

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94             THE SOU'I'HLAND 9IJEEN.          August,
on such and not)w the demand is so
great that lie can't supply it. Pro-
ducingsection lioneyalways seeimled
too scientific for him, and that is
the reason he did not attempt it.
Now he is glad to see the bee-keep-
ers cone back again.
F. J. R. Davenport says that
such loney does not work, with
him, in his market at Waxahnatchie.
1He gets the fancy trade and has
fancy sections.
.1. .1. Waldrip has produced ex-
tracted honey. For many years
lie produced section honey, which
paid very well. For shipping lion-
ey, sections go as first-class freight
and as the other goes as fourth-
class, there is a saving of freight
in favor of bulk comb over section
honey, which goes at owners' risk,
gets smashed up and is lost, while
bulk comb, in cans, saves honey,
besides freight.
M. M. Faust is for tihe dollar,
and gave same evidence as Pres.
R. B. Leahy talked    on  this
subject. He explained why lie
thought that the production of
bulk comb hioney was not such a
greatthing, and for bee-keepers to
be convinced he told then just to
ship sone of it to tihe North. But
if it is to the benefit of the pro-
ducer it is a move in tihe right
direction. As it can not be sold in
the North it remnainsouly for Texas
and therefore there may be danger
of an over-production. Then, too,
it seems to himn like bee-keepers
are going backward to 30 years
ago, when ie first started  with
bees, the only difference being in
better hives, foundation and more
scientific methods. le also said
that it was hard work to produce
tine section honey.
"Queen-rearing;" by Mrs. Jennie
Atchley, who described her meth-
ods. As they are largely queen-
raisers their methods are based on
a large scale. Ten or fifteen of
their best cell-building colonies are
dequeened and made. ready. Be-
fore doing this an old comb is put
in one of the breeders' hives to get
young larva, to graft cells. The
cells are then attached to the un-
der edge of a comb, cut out rain-
bow shaped, which is preferred to
Doolittle's stick for the cells.
About fifteen cells are used to a
colony, to build out, and on the
seventh or eighth day go around
and pinch off all small cells that
are started on the combs. Nuclei
are formed beforehand an(d on the
ninth day one cell is given to each.
Sometimes two cells are built too
close together to be cut apart,
when both are put in.
IH. H. Hyde-"Have a good
breeder to start with, i. e., prolitic,
gentle, one that produces honey-
hustlers and that will keep a

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