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Oae of the i_.D3t'suc3B33ful fiald days of tbe Canterbury Bae keepers' A3SO oiafcion was held on Saturday at tbe apiary of the vies president, Mr 0. A Jacobsen, Little River. A party of members and friends left Cathedral Square at 8 30, and on arrival were welcomed by Mr Jacobean. ||The president, Mr E. G. Ward, apologised for the absence of Mr T. W. Kirk, and introduced Mr James Allen, president of the National Association, and Mr L. Bowman, Apiary Inspector for the Canterbury province, The weather was ideal, and time was profitably Bpent iv demonstrations and in listening to addresses given by Mr Allen, Mr Ward, and Mr Jacobsen.

After luncheon, Mr Allen addressed those present on the points in dispute between the Canterbury Association and the National Association. He re- [ ferred to the two Associations in the fcermE of parent and child. He felt that tb.B National Association was BOmewhat neglected by the parent bofly by cutting itself adrift, and hoped that both Associations would ere long be associated, or in other words, tbat the Canterbury Association would see its way eh ar to become o branch of the National Association He referred to what had been done by the Nationa. Association in securing amendments to the Apiarie3 Act passed last session, and be added that united action would carry more we ght t'jan representa tions from two separata bodies. Mr Ward expressed his pleasure at having the president of the National Association with them. He could assure Mr Allen that there was no feeling of antagonism on the part of the Canterbury Association, but he thought that both could work side by Bide and do good work. He referred to tbe benefits members had reeened by combining to purchase timber for honey cases for the export trade, f nd said that in many cases the saving would more than pay the higher sub eeription that was now charged, Tbe Association had received orders for nearly 1000 cases, and if bee keepers' hope, we c realised this would mpan j that nearly fifty tonstf honty wood; he -exported from Canterbury this set-.

|gon; By this means the local market would be relieved, and already prices were much firmer, the current year'ri prices would probably be -|d to Id per lb more than last year, Mr; Ward referred to the early history of j the honey export; scheme, and ex j I plained the 86tive part Mr Jacobsen j 'had tuken in it, being practically the j fit her of it, and the whole bee keeping ! industry was indebted to him for his j efforts. The speaker drew attention j to the coming Panama Exposition, j and said be thought that advantage should be taken of it by united action ! all over the dominion, Mr A. Ireland spoke of the advau ; tnges of co operation, and referred to i what had been done two years ago to j interest bee keepers. The present time j was opportune to push on with the j -chetne, He thought that honey j ought to be put up in small quantities j I y the producers, who should form a company for that purpose and supply ; ; he shopkeepers. By this means bee ; k epeis would reap a substantial bene j tit. B-ia material could be bandied \ also by the company, as many dealers ! : were not well acquainted with tbe i 1 wants of bee keepers. I Mr Jacobsen gave a demonstration i on queen rearing, and explained thej process. He exhibited queen cells in j various stages of development, and i gave, many valuable hints to those! present. j Mr L. Bowman-gave an address on i "Pollen and its Uses in Brood Rear-1 ing," going exhaustively into the mat-< ter, and showing what a necessary element tbe honey bee is in the fer- ] tilisation of flowers. He enlarged on

the recos-ityof having gojd queenp, and said he was afraid that tha black 11 cc had be?n neglected and too much uso made of the Italian.

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BEE-KEEPING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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BEE-KEEPING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4371, 13 February 1914

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