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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 88

TilE SOUtT*IAN1)QUEEN.      * ii list
don't wvork oil (ottol aInd it takes
F. J. I'. Davenport says. that
cotton on light land does not yield
as well anl that the honey is dif-
ferent front the whiter honey of
cotton on the black land. Ie also
spoke about sweet clover as a good
honuey yielding plant, the differeit
(ianges of the atmosphere and it's-
effect uponl the yield and secretion
of nectar of the sweet clover blos-
1). C. Milai gave a list of the
main honey-yielders of his locality
(Uvalde). First is wild IpeAh, a
s6rt of evergreen, bloomin g in Feb-
ruary; wild tan in Mlarch; also
liffalo clover. Prickly pear and
others help along the list. The
wa he-ali (giahiilla) is a wondrous
honey-yielder, in April, as bees
store front this source faster thant
fronm anything else. Depends oin
catelaw for main surplus, but this
season it was a failure. Lastly,
ill suintiier and fall, horse-mint,
with other iinor plants, and bug-
11. M. Faust (Floesville) has
other minor early plants for brood-
rearing. Catelaw, uesquite, cne-
tus and white bruslh, which bloomiis
after every raini dluing its seasoni,
only a short timie.
1B. A. Guess, of Iell County-
locality and sources similar to otlh-
vr northern localities, as mentioned
by Tlerral, avenport and(1 others.
E. J. Atchley, .lieville. Bee C'o.,
--alImost like Uvaide Co. Men-
tioned as follows:-"Live oak hon-
ey, if good season, is very early and
very valuable for brood-rearing,
bit is an infprior yellow honey.
Wahlih, fomn Ist of March to 1st
of April, is solietilies (ut short
by north winds. CatInaw is very
thick around, but on account of
too nmuch rgin was no good this
year, but Oil accotuit of much ruiin
horseinint was fine and gave lots
of honey. As horsentint is quite
strong-tiavored all combs are emp
tied for the nuesquite flow which
follows. Sometimes we have a
second spring in the fall and get
much(11 honey; otherwise not. Some-
times this causes a bad spring fol-
lowing."  Went oi to say that all
colonies ought to be strong ini the
fall and thus wintered over, ,with
plenty of stores, when they will be
inl good shape to gather and be
ready for any early flow that might
COM . In answer to a question he
said it is best to feed in fall and
raise plenty of young bees. Too
late in spring.
Agaik (alledto order by Presi-
First subject: Jindge E. Y. Ter-
ra] asked for a reconsideration of
the qIuestion of meeting at College

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