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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 241

THE PACIFIC BEE JOURNAL.
two of my customers have, and from
the way they write, it seems they are
good men.
Reference is made in the foregoing
to the weather. Perhaps few apiarists
have failed to notice that a single bee
can fan its wings so a current is felt
several inches away. Those who do
not realize the importance of ventila-
tion have thousands of helpers in
each hive (costly substitutes for care
man should give), and all goes merrily
on during hot weather. A few of the
same bees imprisoned in a cage can
accomplish little in ventilating their
cage, and every degree above blood
heat lessens their chances for safety.
During July of this year my loss in
the mails was heavirr than the rest
of this year and all of last year.
year and this, from the heat. It is
Texas breeders lost heavily, both last
my opinion that this loss falls mainly
on the breeder, but it is possible that
many queens reach destination in ap-
parent good order and prove inferior
as a result of their "roasting."
If any wish to criticise me for thus
speaking publicly of the losses and re-
verses of the queen traffic, I can take
my medicine. There can be no ques-
tion that great good results from some
persons making a specialty of raising
queens of the very best stock, by the
best methods yet devised, to sell to
those who do not have the time or fa-
cilities to succeed so well in rearing
queens. Is there any objection to tell-
ing the public when and how to in-
vest to the best advantage?
Modesto, Cal., Aug. 21, 1902.
BUSY LITTLE BEES IN GOOD CON-
DITION.
County Bee Inspector Herron re-
turned last night from a trip of in-
spection in the west end of the county,
where he found the prospects for
apiaries very favorable. The season
was short and not much honey was
marketed, but while it lasted the bees
sent out a great many new colonies
and the increase is enormous. They
have plenty of honey stored for the
winter, and in the grape and peach
districts are still hard at work. There
are plenty of bees in good condition,
and if the next season is favorable
for honey making the crop is bound to
be a fine one.
THE UNION HIVE AND BOX CO.
Changed Hands-Messrs. Raze and Ar-
nold Sold Out.
Arthur E. Raze and W. R. Arnold
have severed their connection with the
Union Hive and Box Co., a Mr. Ban-
croff and Mr. Cloud buying in. Messrs.
Raze and Arnold have purchased a
tract of timber land up North, and are
going into the lumber business. Mr.
W. R. Arnold was an old partner of
Mr. Bennett when he established the
factory in 1895 on the East Side. The
business was sold for $30,Oo.
ON HONEY ADULTERATION.
(By E. H. Schaeffle.)
Yours of the 12th inst. received. I
am glad you are going to San Fran-
cisco as at this time you may be able
to do us some good. If you Would
see the Committee on Pure Foods,
Drs. Ward and Lewit and (with them)
the city chemist, Mr. Green, and con-
vince them that the San Francisco
packing houses were working from
purely selfish motives. That if they
were honest in wanting to prepare
honey so it would not granulate they
have only to bottle it while hot, or bu
honeys that will not granulate. I
have a jar of sage honey in my c ip-
board that has been there for for
months and it shows no signs of sug-
aring. Then, too, their claim that
the addition of glucose would lower
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OCTOBER


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