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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)


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WWOcM Douryly Aiocdm 
where its first stock holder sold from his 1,400 colonies of bees 
$10,000 as one years profits. 
Or stop at Reedaburg and see two dwellings costing respec- 
tively $1,200 and $2,000 each, built by returns from one year's 
honey sales, and by an elderly dairy man now nearly 90 years 
of age. 
Wisconusn white clover and basswood honey is of superior 
quality, sells at highest prices, and I wish to say some are not 
careful. enough in preparing it for market Section boxes must 
be cleaned of soil stains, placed in neat, non-drip shipping cases, 
with every box in that case of same grade. 
If extracted honey, it must be fully ripened on the hives be- 
fore taking of, and at once placed in large receptacles for a 
short time before drawing into new, clean and neat retail or 
shipping packages. 
The beekeepers of the United States and Canada have found 
it to their advantage to unite their interests in what is known as 
the National Beekeepers' Association. It now has nearly 2,000 
members,-represenced in every State, Canada, Cuba, Hono- 
lulu, and British Honduras. In the recent election of officers, 
94 pe cent of the votes cast for General Manager were for a Wis- 
consin daoir lad, N. France. This association looks after the 
welfare of its members, protects and defends its members in 
their lawful rights, and assists to enforce laws against the adul- 
teration of homey. 
I hope some day Wisconsin dairy farmers will see to their 
befit in matual help, and not till then will their power and in- 
fluence be recognizedL Well do I remember Mr. Hiram Smith 
in this room talking on "Fertility of soil,-the farmer's bank,"
and as I look around me and see those who followed his teach- 
ings,- see our wealthy retired fanners, whose farms are now 
worth more than in those days, and whose sons are on the farm 
turning out the golden harvests. 
FroE  the lack of proper ventilation, sunshine, and exercise, 
our farm sto, especially dairy cows and swine become dis- 
eased. Herds of choice stock have to be disposed of to get rid 
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