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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1904)

France, N. E.
Milk and honey,   pp. 174-178 PDF (1.1 MB)


[Report of committee on exhibits],   pp. 178-179 PDF (409.1 KB)


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1 Tkitsewo Aiweld Repor of go 
of tuberculosis and cholera, being fatal and cbntagious. The 
state is compelled for general good to keep a state veterinian 
to inspect and where necessary, quarantine, and in ine e_, 
order destroyed and buried valuable farm animals. Unfortun- 
ately the honey bee is subject to contagious and fatal diseases, 
the worst of which are known as "black brood," and another as 
"foul brood." It was imported into Wisconsin some yeas ago, 
-and our beekeepers not knowing its nature, the disease has 
gotten into many cunties and into several thousand apiaries 
By the call of the Wisconsin State Beekeepers! Association the 
Wisconsin legislature at once passed such laws as provided for 
a State Inspector of Apiaries, to inspect, and where necessary, 
quarantine, order diseased bees and appliances to at once be 
treated or burned. Fortunately the disease as now treated, isi 
saving all the hives, live bees, honey and wax, and mauy other 
States, seeing the guod this office was to this great industry, 
have enacted similar laws. Last season Wisconsin was able to 
secure as much strictly first class honey as any State in the 
Union, and has won several valuable medals at great fairs. I 
.un sorry to say no Wisconsin honey will be shown at the St 
Louis 1xposition, as the State appropriation has ben placed 
for other exhibits, prominent will be the dairy and its products 
REPORTS OF COXOTTEES. 
The reports of the following comnittees were received and 
adopted: 
ON ZXH:BITS. 
The committee on Exhibits and Dairy Machinery would 
respectfully report that as shown by the scores there is on ex- 
hibition a very high class of exhibits of both butter and cheISu, 
though from the premiums offered in this da    et uwe  ld 
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