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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 93

I 900.           TilE ~OUT'I'II LAND (~I'EEN.                93
honey, in glass front shippin-cas-
es goes at 1st class rate, and[i at
owners' risk, while honey put up in
two 60-pound cans to a case, if
damaged en route, will Ie settled
for by - the railroad companies.
This is greatly in favor of ('0mb
honey put up in cans and Mr.
Atchley has had 'enough section
honey simashed to bring down the
price as low as that for chnnk
honey. Some object to such a
mess, but are sections ever set on
the table? When the section is
et it is just that way too. If cut
out of the section it is chunk hion-
ey too, but nothing like a chunk
out, of a can, with nice honey all
over and around it, and indeed
there is nothing more inviting
when hungry and nothing nicer at
all. If everything is favorable to
produce sections it is all right, lut
two supers of chunk honey can he
produced to onie of sections.
0. P. Iyde thoug-lit there never
was anything nicer than comb
honey in one-polund sections and
he was slow about changing his
mind, as he was one against such
a Imiessy way of putting up honey.
Now lie knows that the new way
of putting up nice comb honey in
cans and putting in extracted hon-
ey to fill up the cracks and crevices,
to prevent the nice tender combs
from mashing, is the honey for the
South. Also, as lie has always
kept bees on a dolar and ceits
standpoint, he must produlce what
is in denmand. le read a number
of letters received in a few days,
from a firm in Ft. Worth, asking
themi to ship honey. Out of a
large lot of this honey, amounting
to over several hundred dollars,
only two cases was extyacted and
the rest all chik comb honey in
60-lb. and 12-1b. cans. This gave
a good idea of the large demand
for this kind of hioney.
The proper name will be bulk
comb honey from now on.
R. B. Leahy asked what per
cent lie made over section honey.
Mr. ilyde-About one-third
more hulk, besides adding about
fifteen polulds of extracted to fill
upl) the 60-lb. cans, which sells at
saine price as the comb. When
tilling the cans with conb first it
is only possible to get in froi
about 40 to 45 pouids. Some-
times double the amount of bulk
comb honey may be produced in
frames while it is impossible to
raise good.section honiey dinig a
bad flow.
B. A. Onuess has produced such
comb honey almost exc(lusively
ever since he kept bees, while the
majority went over to produce
com1b honey inl sections. And while
they were all discussing sections
lie thought his comb ioney was
god enough and he built a trade
1900.
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THE SOUTHLAND Q UEEN.


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