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Title: Gleanings in bee culture
Year: 1874 (1870s)
Subjects: Bees Bee culture
Publisher: [Medina, Ohio, A. I. Root Co.]
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries
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;.^^>Sj^ Funnel and glass Ijox with excluder with the glass Ijoxes. and 1 know their greatadvantages. The choice of the stock for breeding must,of course, be a most careful one. I demandfrom a queen of which I wish descendantsthat she be at least three years old, her colo-ny during those years being ahead of the
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A, a Imtton foi- holding- the glass; B, a groove for the glass; C, astaple for holding the frame: E, P, holes for feeding; G, entrance; H,hole for ventilation, corresponding to a groove in the front of the breeding- others. The broodmust be regular andcompact, which mustbe true also witli thegarlai:d of pollen.I do not like beesthat make manj waxbridges between thecombs, nor do I likeill-tempered bees. I(^emand from the(|ueen that her an-ccstois and sistershave the same finequalities, and I w-ishthe color of the beesto be uniform andof a dark appear-ance. It is desirable,but not always pos-sible, that there beno yellow spot in theabdominal segments.The same scrupulousselection lias to take place with the colo-ny furnishing the drones, and the old ageof the queen is here still more important. As to the rearing of the queens I think Thave nothing new^ to say. The matter isknown well enough. The mature queen-cellsai e put into an incubator or into little cagesof wire in a strongcolony ti
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