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The Experienced Bee-Keeper; Containing an Essay on the Management of Bees Wherein Is Shewn, from Long Practice, the Most Easy and Profitable Method of Treating Those Useful Insects Particularly Interesting to the Keepers of Bees, and Useful to Every Fam (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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The Experienced Bee-Keeper; Containing an Essay on the Management of Bees Wherein Is Shewn, from Long Practice, the Most Easy...
The Experienced Bee-Keeper; Containing an Essay on the Management of Bees Wherein Is Shewn, from Long Practice, the Most Easy...

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The Experienced Bee-Keeper; Containing an Essay on the Management of Bees Wherein Is Shewn, from Long Practice, the Most Easy and Profitable Method of Treating Those Useful Insects Particularly Interesting to the Keepers of Bees, and Useful to Every Fam (Paperback)

Bryan I'anson Bromwich

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1760 Excerpt: ... necessary, from the smallness of the boxes, to place that box which contains the Bees immediately on an empty one, left they should leave it for want of room; one of these boxes alone being scarce large enough for a good swarm. If the swarm is strong, and produced early in the season, both these boxes will be filled with combs in a few weeks. When this is perceived, let a third be immediately added underneath. By this means the combs in the upper box will, in a little time, be free from the young brood, and be intirely appropriated for honey: for it is natural for the female Bee, as soon as the boxes are raised to descend, and lay all or most of her eggs, in the lower boxes, as being nearer the entrance. So that when the young, in the upper box, have emerged from their cells, those combs are bred in no more, but are immediately filled with honey or crude-wax. For this reason the honey got from Bees, by means of boxes, is in a far purer state than that procured in the common method; where considerable quantities of the young brood must unavoidably be mixt with it. Whenever there is reason to suspect that the upper box is filled with honey, without any of the brood (and which is generally the cafe when the lowest or third box is silled with combs), it may then with success, and not before, be taken oft To do which, let a person who takes it go early in the morning before fun-rife, preparedwith a thin pliable knife, the blade of which mould be seven seven or eight inches long, in order to cut through the combs that are attached to the second box: when this is done, let him gently lift it off, at the same time laying a small board to stop up the communication hole, and keep the bees from flying out of the lower boxes. Let the box taken off be carried to some ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Bryan I'anson Bromwich
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-54011-9
Barcode: 9781151540119
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-54011-0

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