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Identifier: gleaningsinbeecu35medi
Title: Gleanings in bee culture
Year: 1874 (1870s)
Subjects: Bees Bee culture
Publisher: [Medina, Ohio, A. I. Root Co.]
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
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dalso be sure that, during all that time, hewould never change the style of his hive.The expense covild be lessened, howevei, bymaking it of less height and making the sidewalls of it thinner. Aside from the matter of expense would bethe lack of portability. This alone would bea very serious objection to it, for in practicenowadays it becomes necessary to movehives frequently. A hive with this standcould not be moved without moving thewhole thing. Would it not be better tomake a cement hive-stand pure and simple,without the fioor-board, and then put a reg-ular hive-bottom on this stand? The hivescould then be readily moved, leaving thehive-stands as a permanent fixture.—Eu.] FULL SHEETS OF FOUNDATION TOAVOID DRONE C03IB. The Man who ought to Read Bee-papers. BY J. O. SHEARMAN. BY F. W. KLEINEGGER. The engraving shows my cement hive-bottoms with board fioors which I have beenusing this summer. Any one can under-stand the construction, so no description isneeded. Derby, Kan., Dec. 25.

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A CEMENT HIVE-FOUNDATION WITH VTOODEN FLOOR-BOAKDS. I noticed that most of the writers on Cali-fornia looked up the larger bee-keepers andbig stories that looked well on paper, buthardly touched on the condition of bee-keep-ers here of the smaller class, say of 100 colo-nies or under—those who ought to take bee-papers and dont—many of them not up tomodern methods at all, ami not workingtheir bees in their own interests. Some ofthem do not know how, and others do not have themeans. Beesworked in thatslipshod waynever pay fullr e turns any-where. For in-stance, I saw anold gentlemanin Pomona, athis house, put-ting narrowstrips of foun-dation in thebrood – frames.He was gettingready beforeswarming time.1 asked him,vMr. P., wontyour laees fill upmost of thoseframes withdrone comb? Oh, no! Iguess not; thatis the way wegenerally dohere, and theyalways get 1907 GLEANINGS IN BEE CULTURE 253 along pretty well — at least so far as I haveobserved. 1 said, I think they will put in enoughdro

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