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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)


Page 87

THE SOUTHLAND QUEEN.
and not away out yonder, away
from home and quite out of reach
of the bee-keepers who wish to at-
tend the meetings.
The Judge defended this ques-
tion very well and he had some on
his side. He then put Cameron,
Texas, in nomination for next place
of meeting.
After a long discussion the
Cameronites succeeded in getting
the majority vote in favor of meet-
ing at Cameron at the regular time
in July.
After this a recess was taken to
have a picture taken of the mem-
bers present. (A copy of the pic-
ture will be seen opposite the first
page in this issue.)
After the photo man gottbrough
with his machine the convention
was again called to order by Pres.
Hyde and the regular subjects of
the programme were taken up.
Honey resources of Texas; by
L. Stachelhausen, Judge Terral
and others.
On this Mr. Stachelhausen said
lie could not say very much, as lie
had not been over but azvery small
portion of Texas, and therefore did
not know much about the honey
resources outside of his own locali-
ty. His main honey plants were
Indian-head, hoarhound and horse-
mint, the main honey plant, but lie
does not expect much from late
horse-mint.  Mu stard is another
important honey plant. In dry
years mesquite is his main source;
otherwise it is horse-mint that
gives the crop.   Cotton yields
honey some years, while some years
it does not and lie has not yet
found what causes it. Broom-
weed is sometimes good in the fall.
Judge Terral's experience was
almost like Mr. Stachelliansen's,
not knowing much about other
sources in other localities. lie
commenced with corn tassels and
does not believe that bees ever get
honey from them. His bees get
somei honey from turnip patcles
and some other minor plants, fol-
lowed by horse-mint. He thought
lie could improve the yielding of
horse-mint by watering same, but
failed. Believes that it grew too
rank. Talked about the old-fash-
ioned Buckwheat, in Kentucky,
where it just bent down to the
ground, loaded with bees, but the
other sort was no good. Does
not believe that cotton yields lion-
ey. Saw the bees work on the
leaves just as they work on oak
leaves and believes that they
only get bug-juice.
F. L. Aten said that black bees
do not work on cotton. Told of
a man who had nothing but blacks
that did not get any cotton honey,
but as soon as lie had Italianized
and had Italian bees, they gath-
ered honey fron cotton. Blacks
1900.


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