Leahy, R. B.; Doolittle, G. M., 1846-1918 (ed.) / The progressive bee-keeper
Vol. VII, No. 9 (Sep. 1, 1897)
[Advertisements], pp. 245 ff.
THE PROGRESSIVE BEE-KEEPER. a cork or wooden plug. As the feeder is only an inch wide, there is no need of a float, as the bees can easily reach either side, and crawl out, no matter whether they get under the syrup or not; and thus none stick fast in the syrup to drown. Before closing, I wish to say that the month of September is the proper time to prepare bees for winter, and it should not be put off till cold weather arrives, as very many are prone to do. Where done later in the year, the bees cannot get their stores in place, all surrounding them, as they do during a good season, which is the best condi- tion to insure good wintering, as all know. Then, if we do not feed till cool weather arrives, much of the stores remain unsealed when winter sets in, and as dampness collects all around the outside of the cluster, much of it is absorbed by this unsealed food, which soon begins to sour on this account, so that when the bees reach it in the most severe part of the winter, just when they want the very best of food, it is quite unfit for them, and the re- sult generally is a diseased colony suf- ficiently so to cause spring dwindling during April and May, if they do not die outright. If you have not been in the babit of getting your bees ready for winter thus early, try it this time, and, my word for it, you will not delay till cold weather again. MASON FRUIT JARS FOR HONEY. As Mason fruit jars are becoming quite popular as a package to market honey in, we have made arrangements for an unlimited supply at a very low price, as follows: Pint Mason jars. per 4 gross..82.75 per gross.... 5.25 Quart Mason jars, per + gross. 3.00 " "1 per gross.. 5.50 Now send on your orders, and get wholesale prices with the benefits of all the cash discounts. Leahy Mfg. Co., Higginsville, M. HONEY JARS. A good small package for retailing honey in is the square honey jar shown in the cuts. * They are the cheapest and most popular small package we know 6 1 of. We handle the Ponder Jar, 2 which is made in three sizes, andpacked 100 in a package. The prices are as follows: 5 oz jar, 25c for 10: $2.00 per 100: weight 30 lbs 8-or " 30c for 10; 2.60 per 100; " 45 lbs 1-lb " 40c for 10; 3.40 per 100; " 7lbs Corks always included. Neck labels for these jars 25c per hundred; 500 75c. LEAHY MFG. CO., Higginsville, Mo. WANTED. From 100 to 1,000 Extracting Combs, L size. Address W, Cart- wright, Steamboat Rock, Iowa, stating price. W. CARTWRICHT, 8-2t Steamboat Rock, Iowa. Please mention the "Progressive." ITALIAN QUEENS. Bred in the North, are Hardy, Industrious and Beautiful. Send 75c for 1 untested queen, or $1 for tested. Breeding queen, $2. - - - - WM H. BRIGHT, Mazeppa, Minn. Please mention the "Prygressive. T USE H ROSS E LEVIS This Clevis being adjustable fits any plow. Only one kind to keep in stock. Ask your dealers for them. Address. Mention this paper. KRUSE KROSS KLEVIS CO., HIGGINSVILLE, MO. WANTED! 10.000 pounds of BEESWAX, for Cash. Address, LEAHY MFG. CO., HICCnsVILLE, MO 245