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Gleanings in bee culture (1911) (14586775237)


Gleanings in bee culture (1911) (14586775237)



Identifier: gleaningsinbeecu39medi (find matches)
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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e of his yields per col-ony and i)er apiary. Among the worst ene-mies of his bees berates the common moth,and ants (see former article). Forest firesalso do him much harm, destroying largeareas of the saw palmetto in his neighbor-hood. His apiary is shown in Fig. 21; hishoney-house in Fig. 22. There is an accu-racy and finish about all he does that isvery noticeable. He is an exceedingly busyman, overrun with a vast correspontlence,and in many lines of activity he is as ar-dent a worker as many in their specialty.Readers of (tleanings will do well not towrite i)ersonal letters to Mr. Hart, as theanswering of them v\ould make unneces-sary inroads on his time and energy, evenallowing that he had the time for it. Mostof his short cuts in ai)icultiiral lines havealready been given to the ))ublic in the agri-cultural and bee i>ai)ers for llo years past.He thinks (and justly) that lie deservesfreedom from the burden henceforth. AnyState would feel honored to havQ hiiu on July 1, 1911 399
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400 Gleanings in Bee Culture her list of citizens. Florida is proud thatshe has this man amons her greatest bee-men and must useful citizens. Unlike the former, Mr. E. B. Rood, ofBradentown, did not engage in honey-pro-duction till winter freezes drove him to some-thing else that would bridge over the chasm.As he says, I came to Manatee Co. a poorfrozen-out orange-grower from Volusia Co.He has built up from almost nothing, andthat in only eleven years; has educated hisfour children, and made jirominent successin bee-keeping. It was the marked successin orange honey of Mr. A. F. Brown, thenof Glenwood, Fla., that drew Mr. Roods at-tention to the possibilities of bees for a live-lihood. He now owns and operates nearly400 colonies in eight yards, or an average offifty colonies only, to a yard. This mayseem a small average to some of the unini-tiated in the mysteries of Florida bee-keep-ing; but practical experience has determinedhis number, and proved it about right. ISIr.Rood says he co

Beekeeping, care and management of colonies of honeybees. They are kept for their honey and other products or their services as pollinators of fruit and vegetable blossoms or as a hobby. The practice is widespread: honeybees are kept in large cities and villages, on farms and rangelands, in forests and deserts, from the Arctic and Antarctic to the Equator. Honeybees are not domesticated. Those living in a man-made domicile called a beehive or hive are no different from those living in a colony in a tree.





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