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Bennett, B.S.K. (ed.) / The Pacific bee journal
Vol. 5, No. 10 (October, 1902)

The Pacific bee journal,   pp. 247-248 PDF (617.2 KB)


Page 247

THE PACIFIC BEE JOURNAL.
Te Pacific Ree Journal
DEVOTED
10 THE
Apiculture Interests
Oftic1 THETE
PACIFIC COAST STATES
AND TERRITORIES
B. S. K. BENNETT, EDITOR and MGR.
Offic, 237 East Fourtb St.
LOS ANGELES, - - CALIFORNIA
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EDITORIAL
Honey of California.
Since Texas is so far ahead. in that
governmert report, California should
explain herself, especially since Neb-
raska is looking for California laurels.
1899 was a short year for California.
Southern California produced but 74
cars. Where would Texas be in a
year like 1897 with a Southern Califor-
nia crop of 500 cars, or even 1901 with
300 cars. I notice, tco, that Texas
produces but fifty per cent. on the
dollar of investment while Colorado
gives rinety per cent. and California
in an off year, 100 per cent. on the in-
vestment. The value of our crop in
1897 was $1,000,000. Southern Califor-
nia's in 1901 was $600,000.
I append that part of the report of
1899.           Val.   Val.  Per c.
bees. hor ey. to inv.
California,  $33G,885  $331,939  100
Colorado,    195.096   171,740  90
Texas,       949,483   488 527  50
Of course the government is bound
to miss some of the statistics, and
California reports from 6000 farms,
while Texas reports from 60,000 farms.
THE UNITED STATES YEARLY
HONEY CROP.
Gleanings Estimate February 15, 1902,
7000 Cars. U. S. Government Re-
port, 1899, 6664 Cars.
Believing we all should know the
extent of our business, I do not see
why we keep quiet about statistics,
and allow others to belittle our indus-
try. A man who is doing a big
business, "says so," and thereby in-
creases his business by his enthusi-
asm (Though our industry is really
in its infancy and that infant very
poorly managed, we do not realize
how he is growing, and already he
is past management by his parents or
his relatives, and can only be con-
trolled by the whole bee-keeping fam-
ily.) Our product in good years always
goes to crowded centers, demoralizing
prices and leaving places of scarce
supply unsupplied, and when off years
come our surplus is gone, on which
we could have realized fancy prices
and keep our markets supplied, the
adulterator comes with his nasty
stuff and ruins our market.
The United States Honey Report
of 1899 shows California produces
1902


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