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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 243

THE PACIFIC BEE JOURNAL.
and need fear no competition from
Cuba.
The Bee-Keepers' Review.
Shook    Mr. Boardman says to get
Swarms. rid of swarming, he shakes
bees into an empty hive
with starters in the frames, when honey
flow is good and they can be trusted.
This also gives results in surplus; at
close of season he unites the swarms,
reserving the best queens.
When to Cut Unwholesome when too
Alfalfa.     green.   Cut  in  full
bloom makes the most
and best hay. Farmers in Colorado
let their alfalfa stand till it con-
tains more food value; experiment
proves it is better to wait till bloom;
bloom cutting made 500 pounds more
hay to acres and was far better stock
feed; bee-keepers who buy hay, insist
on hay that was cut in full bloom,
-pay $1 a ton more, it is worth it.
Finding Smoke carefully at sides and
Queens. ends of brood chambers to
drive queen to centre; then
tansfer the combs to a comb basket;
afterward replace combs, inspecting
them carefully.
The Bee-Keeping World.
Bulgaria  The hives are made of
Bee Hive. baskets. At the end of a
swarming season we have
five or six hundred colonies in two
yards, and brimstoned to get honey.
Brazil, South Bees do not pay well.
America.     They fly every day and
breed all times, using
up the honey; in poor years whole
apiaries die out.
The editor of a new bee-
journal, to introduce, prom-
ises to make good the winter losses of
his subscribers that are not brought
on by neglect, accidents, etc.
Jamaica That "world famous" little
Honey. island south of Cuba, where
such quantities of honey are
produced, has   issued  a  circular
through the Jamaica Bee-Keepers' As-
sociation which is virtually an agree-
ment with a dealer to tour the Euro-
pean markets in the interests of the
honey  business of Jamaica.    The
American Bee-Keeper sugggests this as
an idea for our National Association,
but to thoroughly work the United
States before going abroad.
Australia. This great honey producer
is out of the race also for
the present. This island of the Pacific
is having its series of dry years, the
sheep are starving, and the bees are
short of stores, so says Mr. Frank
Ewald, who has just paid us a visit
and is now located in- Orange County,
getting acquainted with California
orange trees and bees.
Algeria.  Reports having 24,776 bee-
keepers with 229,143 colo-
nies of bees.
Germany. Has so many bee journals
that one can not read them
all, and a writer has suggested that
they be consolidated. It is the custom
to feed bees a week or two after hiv-
ing a swarm, also in feeding weak
colonies to put a feeder under a strong
colony, and when well covered with
bees it is removed and placed under
the weak colony, the younger bees
remaining to strengthen it.
The Progressive Bee-Keeper.
F. L. Thompson says no supers
ought to be put on later than August
10, as a rule in Colorado; then prepare
for winter using extra super with bur-
lap packing and loose cover to allow
for ventilation.
"Sojourner" tells about Mr. Stoll-
meyer, the asphalt king, a millionaire
243
OCTOBER


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