Every Step In Beekeeping

Overview

This early work on Bee Keeping is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf off all who have an interest in Bees's. With chapters to include; The Hive, How to get Bees, Hive managment and honey plants, it contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the ...
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Overview

This early work on Bee Keeping is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf off all who have an interest in Bees's. With chapters to include; The Hive, How to get Bees, Hive managment and honey plants, it contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444648225
  • Publisher: Read Books Design
  • Publication date: 9/14/2009
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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CHAPTER III BEE BUSINESS When Solomon admonished the sluggard to go to the ant and observe her ways and be wise, he let his foot slip. Old Sol may have been an artist at picking wives, but he did not know much about ants or he would have understood that their restless activity indicated only a neurotic temperament rather than any wise industry. If, however, he had held up the honeybee as an example of thrift he would have been entirely within the facts in the case, because the bee not only is industrious but it has a definite end in view to justify all of its labor. To one looking for the first time at an opened hive of bees much of the activity 42 that is presented to view must seem to be a sort of lost motion. There appears to be quite a bit of aimless wandering around. In a hive that is disturbed by being opened for inspection, this is doubtless true, but even in a closed hive the bees are constantly on the move, constantly doing something for the welfare of the colony and before we can understand some of the strange things that we see, we must know as much as possible about the normal life of the bee. We must know what its functions are and how it performs them before we can expect to keep bees intelligently. I have mentioned before that there are many races of bees. The commonest of these is the German or black bee, early imported into this country and long since established in a wild form over most of our states. Where bees are kept in crude, old-fashioned hives they are nearly always of this race either in a pure state or in the form of "hybrids," crosses withthe Italian bee. These, of course, are not true hybrids but the term has been so long current among beekeepers thatits use is impossible to avoid. The black bees are often excellent workers, but t...
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