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Bee Culture in Canada.

In his examination the Canadian Agricultural Commission a ‘witness who had been engaged.; in bee,- t i keeping for many years, gave some m- $ teresting evidence. He has of bees, and uses the Langstroth hive with an 11 inch frame this allows the ‘ bees to form-a better winter j the first.. honey of, the. seaj? ; son is procured from the clover plant; . this is followed by that of the basswood, and that again by the buckwheat Thistle honey is.very clear in color, but 1 it is thin and does not crystallise freely. He has found by actual test th&t the Italian bee will store more than the common black bee. His hires’average about fifty pounds of box honey each ; per season. He .approves; of the use of foundation comb, and practises

artificial swarming. .Fifty-five-cents worth of foundation comb will fill uj) a t hive and give the swartii a wbiitl’i ». advantage. In the spring the hives ■*- should be protected' frohr the cold winds. A good rule to follow in giving a the bees their liberty in the springes to let them out as soon as fetT seen on the wing,.. the bee-Jteepec has leisure, he thought it just astwell v to allow the bees to swarm but he always -practised j had always done Best by marketing .in, _ small glass boxes holding ' J pounds each, .fid cl keeping conducted oh. a large scale would be a good ipveSfrheht 1 ’ The^,. pasture might ’ ; bb ' oVetddße" l ’bhF K not with any moderate number of hives.

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Bee Culture in Canada., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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Bee Culture in Canada. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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