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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 238

THE PACIFIC BEE JOURNAL.
last car to be sent out of the State
this year.
duct. The season has not been one
of great profit to them, but a small
surplus has been obtained, and the
majority of the bees have full store-
houses to carry them over the winter.
Lord Sold  S. C. Lord, who has been
Out.       in the bee business for
many years, has sold his
stands of bees in Mill creek cafion to
F. H. Hunt, the veteran apiarist of
this place. For several years past the
business of producing honey has not
been profitable, but each year seems
to promise better results. F. H. Hunt
has had a great deal of experience
in the business and made lots of
money a few years ago.
Honey 3an Diego County.-T. W.
Crop.   Fuquay of Potrero reports that
the crop in that section was
very fair-about three-quarters of a
full crop. Fully 350 cases will be sent
out, which means practically two full
cars.
Honey     Hanford.-W. J. Horn,
Shortage, honey and dried fruit buyer
of the Fresno district for
Guggenheim & Co., was here last week
looking over this county, principally
for honey. He appears to be obtaining
his share of the output through the
district. He has shipped two carloads
from Tulare and one from Coalinga,
and expects to secure two carloads
out of this city before leaving. In
all, his company has handled eight
carloads of honey this season, which
is about one-half of what was handled
last season up to this time. Thus far
the crop all over the country is only
about fifty per cent. of what it was
last season, but the quality of the
honey is above the average. The
price is lingering about the 5-cent
mark, which is only 14 cents over
that paid last year. The season being
only about half over, it is hard to tell
what the other half may bring. The
bees may go to work and raise the
season's crop higher than it was last
year. Mr. Horn says the Guggenheim
company is putting tip a $30,000 pack-
ing establishment in Fresno, and will
soon be ready to handle as much val-
ley product as any establishment in
this section of the country.
Bee Keepers' Hanford.-At a meet-
Meeting.      ing of the Central Cal-
ifornia Bee Keepers'
Association last Wednesday, it was the
general report  from   all present
Wednesday that there is but half a
crop of honer this season, and no
special reason could be given for the
shortage. The association has shipped
two carloads of honey to New York
City.
Honey, There is not much offering
S. F.    or arriving of any   sort.
While the market is firm
throughout, better current values are
being sustained on comb than on ex-
tracted, for the reason that the lat-
ter has to depend to some extent on
outside demand. All the comb honey
offering will be required locally. The
shipment of comb honey has never
proven satisfactory, and the produc-
tion is in consequence restricted to
small compass.
Honey Crop. Phoenix.-Reports from
Arizona     the country   south  of
Tempe show that the
crop is very small in that section.
Bee men in the Buckeye country did
fairly well, although their crop is not
quite up to average.
Utah        Vernal.-The honey crop
Honey Crop. in some parts of the
country is not up to ex-
pectations. While the honey is of
superior quality
238
OCTOBER


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