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Rahmlow, H. J. (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. XXX (September 1939/July-August 1940)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 30, no. 7: March, 1940,   pp. [177]-208


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WISCONSIN  HORTICULTURE 
  WHICH IS THE BEST RACE 
            OF BEES 
 C ONSIDERABLE has been 
     written and said about the 
 different races of bees being used 
 in the United States. The leading 
 ones, of course, are the Italian, 
 Caucasian, and Carniolan. In gen- 
 eral, the different races have cer- 
 tain characteristics which may be 
 outstanding and well known. For 
 example, the Caucasians are 
 heavy propilizers, and many bee- 
 keepers object to them on that 
 account. 
 The Carniolans are reported to 
 swarm readily. 
   However, it is honey gathering 
 ability in which beekeepers are 
 most interested, and it is on this 
 subject that we hear reports 
 which are often not very accu- 
 rate, or are based upon very lim- 
 ited observation. For example, 
 in a recent issue of a leading na- 
 tional beekeeping magazine, the 
 writer states that he ordered one 
 Carniolan queen, and then pro- 
 ceeds to report upon the differ- 
 ence between races, stating that 
 the Carniolans did not prove as 
 good in honey storing ability. In 
 other words, he was basing his 
 conclusions upon the production 
 of one single colony to which he 
 had given a Carniolan queen. 
 When we read the reports of 
 the Central States Bee Labora- 
 tory as to the vast difference be- 
 tween Italian bees of different 
 stock, we see that we have very 
 little basis for comparison. Ital- 
 ian bees from one breeder may 
 produce a fine crop of honey, 
 while those from another breeder 
 may produce very little. If then 
 we were to compare good Italian 
 stock with those of other races, 
 we might come to the conclusion 
 that the Italians were far bet- 
 ter, while if we compared the 
 poorest stock, it would be just 
the opposite. 
  What we mean to say is this. 
Since there is so much difference 
in Italian stock, our first job 
should be to improve our stock, 
before we compare races. 
       HONEY RECIPES 
T HE Schultz Honey Farm of Ripon 
   promotes the use of honey by pub- 
lishing a list of honey recipes, which 
are furnished consumers. It is a neat 
little folder and contains 14 recipes, 
all of which should increase the use of 
honey. 
  The following are several of the 
recipes in the folder. 
       Honey Bran Muffins 
1 large baking   I   c. buttermilk 
   spoon shortening  1  c. bran 
2 tbsp. honey    1% c. flour 
2 eggs            Y tsp. baking 
1 pinch salt        powder in flour 
1 tsp. soda 
  Put this recipe together as given 
and bake in moderate oven. 
       Honey Butter Cookie 
1 cup honey      2 tsp. soda sifted 
Y4 cup butter      in flour 
2 eggs           Lemon flavoring 
3 cups flour       to suit taste 
  Drop in pan by spoonful. Bake. 
         Honey Pecan Pie 
1 
3 
cup honey 
cup sugar 
eggs 
Pinch salt 
1 cup ground 
  pecan meats 
1 tsp. maple 
  flavoring 
1 tbsp. butter 
  Beat eggs, sugar and honey lightly, 
  add salt, nutmeats, flavoring and but- 
  ter. Pour in an unbaked pie shell and 
  bake. 
  WISCONSIN BEEKEEPER 
       WORKS IN THE 
            SOUTH 
A letter from Newton Boggs 
     of Viroqua, who is spending 
the winter with Jensen's Apiaries, 
Macon, Mississippi, raising bees 
and queens, states, "We arrived 
at Macon the middle of Decem- 
ber, and we are getting ready 
for our package and queen sea- 
son. We have had some very cold 
weather here the past three weeks 
(January 21). The temperature 
went down to 5 above. However, 
bees are in excellent shape here 
with plenty of bees and honey." 
  He reports that the Canadian 
business in bees and queens is 
expected to be much improved 
due to the war. The export de- 
mand for honey to England has 
greatly increased recently. 
      HONEY WANTED 
  Cash paid for cars and less 
than cars comb and extracted 
honey.   Mail sample and best 
price. C. W. Aeppler Company, 
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. 
        SOY FLOUR 
We carry Soy Flour which may be used as 
a pollen  supplement for bees, or as a 
sticker for spray materials for the orchard. 
  10 lb. bags, 65c; 100 lb. bags, $4.90 
         F.O.B. Waukesha 
 Southeastern Fruit Growers 
          Co-Op, Inc. 
Lester Tans, Secy.      Route 3 
      Telephone Big Bend 282 
     TIMESAVERS ! 
       Frame Spacers 
New I Space nine combs In      a  ten- 
frame super in Ys to Vess time than 
by hand. Ask your   dealer for 
demonstration. Write for circular. 
    H. A. SCHAEFER 
      Osseo, Wisconsin 
   LOTZ BEE 
   SUPPLIES! 
BEST QUALITY AT 
             FAIR PRICES! 
Our new 1940 catalog, which 
is now ready for you, will 
prove this. Prices have not 
advanced, in fact you will 
realize great savings with 
the same high standard of 
quality. 
If you have not received a 
free copy of our new cata- 
log, be sure to write for 
yours at once, and SAVE! 
  AUGUST LOTZ COMPANY 
  BOYD, WISCONSIN 
March, 1940 


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