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is in very bad shape to a new hive, and what is the best time of year?

2. Can I get several colonies from one hive during the summer, without letting the bees swarm?


transfer in the usual way during fruit bloom, but perhaps the best is to wait until the colony has swarmed. Then hive the swarm in a proper hive, and 21 days later either transfer the bees from the old hive into a new one, or else break up the old hive and add the bees to the swarm.

2. Yes, if the bees are in a frame hive you can divide the colony into several, One way is to take from the colony two frames of brood with adhering bees and the queen, and put them into a new hive on a new stand. Ten days later you can divide into two or more parts what is left in the old hive, making sure to have a good queen-cell in each part.

any rate you will likely have swarms enough later to accommodate you, for it is well to requeen toward the close of harvest rather than to wait until all gathering has ceased. If, however, you have laying queens before you need them, keep them in nuclei until needed. Possibly you may be able to winter them in nuclei, by putting them in cellar.

3. At top and bottom nail at least two consecutive dovetails; it's not so important about the central ones. I have had pretty good success by driving a nail vertically at top, and one at bottom.

Southern Bred Queens Will bees winter just as well when in a cold climate, reared from queen bred from a southern strain ? PENNSYLVANIA.

ANSWER.-It is considered that there is no difference.

with the open part of the box toward the entrance of the hive, so the bees can run from the box into the hive. If they are too slow about it they can be dumped on the ground in front of the hive by jarring the box on the ground.

2. If stray swarms are plenty you would be very likely to catch some in decoy hives, Into an empty hiye put one or more empty brood-combs (the blacker the better), and set the hive anywhere outdoors where the bees can have free access to it. That's all.

3. In my locality nearly all swarms issue after the last of May. A good swarm is worth saving no matter how late it comes.

4. Basswood is bad, owing to its tendency to twist and warp. White pine is generally used, and in some places redwood and cedar.

5. Wires are generally stretched horizontally, 4 wires to the frame. The bees are not likely to pay much attention to them.

6. The only harm likely to happen would be that bees might stick to the fresh, soft paint. If you paint a hive with bees in it, better do it in the evening after bees stop flying, and use drier in the paint.

7. There is great danger that a newly-hived swarm will desert if its hive is too hot. After it becomes settled and has started brood, the danger disappears, and a colony may do well without any shade. Yet in most places it is better that a hive shall be shaded in the heat of the day. A nice thing is to have a hive under a tree, which shades it in the middle of the day, but allows the sun to shine upon it in the morning and evening.

8. It is well to have the foundation come down to within 12-inch of the bottom-bar. It is not absolutely necessary to use full sheets; if you use narrow starters you can still handle the frames, only in that case you will probably have too much drone-comb.

Uniting Colonies and Introducing Queen at Same

Time 1, I have 2 colonies that are very weak, and want to unite them and introduce an Italian queen at the same time. How is the best way to do it ?

2. How would it do when the prime swarm comes off, to kill the queen and put the bees in a swarm box for about 12 hours, and then introduce an Italian queen?

3. Which is the better extracting frame, the 78-inch top-bar with two grooves or the 12 inch top bar with one groove for extracted and chunk honey?

4. Which would be the better hive for this country, the 8 or to frame?

5. What kind of bees would be the best for this part of the country, and what do you think of southern Oklahoma for honey production ?

OKLAHOMA. ANSWERS.-1. Destroy the queen in each hive, and introduce the Italian queen into either hive, just the same as if there were to be no uniting: put a sheet of newspaper over the stronger, if there is any difference, and set the hive over it. All of this you will do at one time. The bees willgnaw through the paper and unite peaceably, and in four or five days you can move all brood from the upper hive into the lower, as also the bees,

2. It would probably work, only the swarm would not be quite so contented with a strange queen.

3. One will probably work as well as the other.

4. Probably the 10-frame.

5, Likely Italians will do as well as any. From all I know, bees should do well there.

When to Put on Summer Stands—Rearing Queens

1. How soon will it be safe to take out of their winter chaff lined boxes and put on summer stands bees that arein single-walled hives?

2. I understand that the best queens are reared during the swarming season, and that the best time to requeen is after the honey. flow stops, in the fall. How do you keep those queens until fall, and how can those you do not use in the fall be kept over until next spring?

3 The cuts showing how to nail dovetailed hives, nail only every other dovetail. Do you think that is the best way, or should every one be nailed ?

Iowa. ANSWERS.-I. It is much the same as taking bees out of cellar. Usually it is well to take bees out of cellar about as soon as soft, or red, maples are in bloom; although this year it turned so cold that my bees were not taken out of cellar until April 13, which was 18 days after the blooming of soft maple. If, however, the bees are not to have their stands changed, and can have a Aight without removing any packing, it is better for the bees to have the warmth of the packing until it is fairly hot weather, say about the last of May in your region.

Using Swarm Box-Catching Stray Swarms

Rearing Queen-Cells—Requeening Almost all of my bees are blacks, and I want to rear queens from some pure Italians to requeen all the others. There are no drones flying yet, but there is plenty of drone-brood sealed over. After trying the Alexander plan of increase I did not get any queen-cells started, so I set the queen with some brood on a new stand close by and left most of the brood on the old stand, and after five days I did not find any queen-cells started. The bees have plenty of old honey, and there is nectar available, so they do not care for artificial feed. Bees usually swarm here in April; sometinies beginning in March. May is slack of nectar, and the main flow begins late in June. I am prepared by Doolittle's plan to care for cells and hatch them.

CALIFORNIA, ANSWER.-As I understand it, your trouble is that the bees do not start cells at all, even when only a few bees are taken with the queen from a full colony. That is unusual, very. It is possible that the bees are not gathering nectar enough, although from what you say I should hardly think so. Another suggestion is that there is a difference in colonies, some being more inclined to start queen-cells than others, and that if you should try another colony you might have better success. A third thing that may make a difference is the character of the combs. Bees prefer to have holes or inequalities in the combs that give plenty of room for the cells. That which of all things seems to suit them best is a freshly-built comb that only partly fills the frame. Take from your best colons temporarily most or all of its combs, and let them fill a frame half full of comb, with its young brood and eggs, then give this new comb to a strong queenless colony, with or without other brood, and if the bees don't start cells on that virgin comb the case is hopeless.

2. “Swarming season," and "fall" sound farther apart than they may be found in actual practice. Swarming season, for instance, in my locality, and perhaps in yours, does not generally begin until about the first week in June, and may continue until August. Good queens may be reared during this time, and indeed so long as a good flow continues, swarm or no swarm, Suppose a colony swarms July 1, and you utilize its queen-cells. From them you will have laying queens perhaps July 15. If the season closes as early as I have known, it will be just as well to requeen July 15 as later. At

How Late? 1. How can I use a swarm box as mentioned in “First Lessons in Beekeeping ?"

2. Do you think it would help to get more bees if I would put up decoy hives to catch swarms, and how should I put them up and where?

3. Is a swarm worth hiving after the last of May, and how late are they worth saving ?

4. Is there any special lumber which should not be in hives?

5. Which is the best way to wire foundation in frames; will the wire bother the bees?

6. Does it harm the bees to put them in newly-painted hives, and does it hurt to paini hives after the bees are in and working?

7. Is there any danger of losing swarms if the hives are in too hot a place ? Is it necessary to keep bees in the shade all the time?

8. Is there any special width of foundation to use in a brood chamber? If I use thin brood foundation, how much can I put in each frame?

INDIANA. ANSWERS.-1. A swarm box being lighter than a hive, instead of carrying the hive to where a swarm is, the box may be taken there, and when the swarm is in the box it can be carried to the hive, laid upon its side


Wiring Frames—Drone Rearing I. Is it necessary to use wire in the frames when full sheets of foundation are used in the brood-chamber?

2, If so, how large a piece of foundation would be safe to use in the frames without wire ?

3. Doesn't the wire bother the bees in drawing out the comb?

4. At what time do bees begin to rear drones?

MICHIGAN. ANSWERS.-I. Unless you use wire or foundation splints you will be sure to have bulged combs, unless it be in very shallow frames with heavy foundation, and it is cheaper to use wire than very heavy foundation.

2. From 2 to 4 inches ought to work all right, depending upon the thickness of the foundation. But in the long run it is more expensive to use starters than full sheets, for you are sure to have too much drone.

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comb with starters, and it's expensive business to support a lot of useless drones.

3. No, it doesn't seem to; at least they build out the comb the same as if no wire were present, and the cells where the wires are occupied with honey. pollen or brood just the same as if there were no wires,

4. Eggs are likely to be laid in drone-cells as soon as there is a considerable flow, and drones will appear 24 days later.

Lazy Bees—Producing Chunk Honey–Rearing

Queens and Drones from Same Colony 1. Last season I had lazy colonies that did aot do anything but rear bees. They were running over with bees, but did not swarm nor store any surplus honey. Would it be best to give them another queen ?

2 How would it work for chunk honey to put on an extra body of Hoffman broodframes with brood foundation or would it be better to use section foundation ?

3. Would you advise rearing drones and queens from the same mother?

4- Do bees store more honey and quicker in 2 story hives than they would in supers, and do you advise 2-story hives for honey to be sold as chunk honey?

WEST VIRGINIA. ANSWERS.-I. It is possible that there may

have been some excuse for the bees doing nothing, but if other colonies were doing well at the same time the likelihood is that the bees were at fault, in which case it would be well to give a queen of better stock.

2. The thinner foundation would be better for table honey, and yet some have reported that the heavier foundation was thinned down by the bees. It would not be a bad plan to try each, and then you would know better what to do in future.

3. It will be better to rear queens from your very best colony and drones from a few of the next best. Yet if you should try to rear queens and drones both from the same colony it is not certain that much harm would come from it, for the young queens would be likely to meet drones from other colonies, perhaps from a colony a mile or more away.

4. They will probably store as much in one as in the other. Like enough they will start a bit sooner in a super, provided it be shallow. For chunk honey you will probably like something shallower than the brood-combs.

trade and the French public, that will only take that particular honey for table use. It is just as in England, where more than double the price paid for your most apprę. ciated honey is paid for the domestic Scotch product, although there is no duty, on honey. The honey is known in trade as “surfin extra," and is gathered on Sainfoin, a smaller part on crimson clover-both plants not cultivated in the United States to an extent worth mentioning.

This honey is nearly water white, very rich, and of a most exquisite taste. Other honey in France does not fetch anything near the price paid for the surfin extra.' In biscuit factories, bakeries, etc., dark honey from Ille-et-Vilaine, Eure-et-Loire, and Morbihan is greatly used. Its quotation at present is 78 francs per 100 kilos, a little less than 7 cents per pound, which can be considered an average price for this honey.

Owing to its strong flavor and its quality of coloring cakes a beautiful dark brown, this honey can be replaced by no other kind, according to the statement of a large German factory that yearly takes 130,000 to 150,000 pounds of it against 960,000 pounds of western honey which is imported directly from Cuba, Domingo, Chili, etc., for the manufacture of cheaper kinds of cake. ;

Perhaps the greatest honey districts are the “Landes.' It is a part of France of which the Editor gave a description in this magazine. The honey there produced is used a great deal in the manufacture of adulterated honey, and for that reason also exported to Germany. It is paid to the beekeeper 5 cents per pound,

As the duty of honey is 134 cents, American dealers would have to furnish honey for 374 cents free, in France, if they would compete in selling honey to the factories of "miel de fantaisie!" (adulterated honey.)

I will wind up by quoting from a letter of one of the largest dealers in France:

Foreign honey competes but little with French honey. There is a duty of 20 francs per 100 kilos, which is fully sufficient to protect local production.'

C. KNEPPELHOUT. Driebergen, France, March 24.

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Two Percent Loss Bees have wintered finely. The loss was 2 percent out of 100 colonies.

Anthon, Iowa, April 16. G. W NANCE.

Classified Department

Stronger Than Ever I have kept bees since 1863, and I have never had bees as strong as they are this year.

JOHN A. THOMAS. Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, April 30.

(Advertisements in this department will be inserted at 15 cents per line, with no discounts of any kind. Notices here cannot be less than two lines. If wanted in this department, you must say so when ordering.


Wintered Better than in 38 Years' Ex

perience Prospects for the season are very promising. Bees have wintered in better shape than ever experienced in all my beekeeping career of 38 years.

G. C. GREINER. La Salle, N. Y., May 4.

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Better Outlook in Vermont My bees have wintered finely this year. I haven't lost a colony out of 50. I wintered them in the cellar, and set them outside April 2. There was plenty of snow here this last winter. We ought to get some clover honey. We haven't had a clover year for 3 years; basswood hasn't yielded for 2 years. Last year my honey was from raspberries, goldenrod and asters. M. C. YOUNG.

Rutland, Vt., April 8.

GOLDEN all-over Queens. Untested, $1.00. Tested, $3.00. Breeders, $5.00 and $10.

2Atf Robert Inghram, Sycamore. Pa.

FOR SALE-Choice Golden Queens that produce Golden bees equal to any.

Wm. S. Barnett, Barnett's, Virginia.

PURE TUNISIAN QUEENS, tested, $1.00; 2-lb. bees with tested queen, $4.00. Safe arrival guaranteed. Lenoel, Nabeul, Tunis.

UNTESTED Queens, 750 each; $7.50 per doz. Nuclei. $[ 25 per frame. Bees, $1.50 per pound. Full colonies, 8-frame, $6.50; 10-frame, $7.50.

Stover Apiaries, Mayhew, Miss.

A Good look in California While the old saying is always possible, "There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip,” nevertheless it has been nearly 20 years since southern California, in almost all sections, has had such bountiful rains up to this time, Perhaps the rainfall has never been so unevenly distributed, varying all the way from 772 inches to 35 inches over the sage and wild buckwheat ranges. Almost all beekeepers are very sanguine, and consider the prospects very favorable for at least an average crop of honey. This is for the unirrigated sections.

L. L. ANDREWS. Corona, Calif., March 12.

BRITISH GOLDEN QUEENS, Carniolans. leather-colored Italians, tested, $1 50 each. Diseases unknown. William Beck, Scosthrop Apiary, Bell Busk, via Leeds. Eng.

FOR SALE_Fine Italian Queens. See my large ad. in this issue.

J. F. Archdekin, Rt. 7, St. Joseph, Mo,

Location is Almost Everything in Bee

the usual amount of honey that they have in
the 10 previous years. In regard to Mr.
Wilder's article about locations, my experi-
ence has taught me that locations are every:
thing in beekeeping: . The man who hap:
pens to start in the right location is bound
to win out. While clover regions are not
always reliable. White clover does not
furnish honey every year, neither does white
sage. If any of the readers of the American
Bee Journal are thinking of changing loca-
tions. I can, if they write me, tell them
where to locate for a sure crop every year
without cellaring the bees, and no enemy to
annoy them in the least.
Katispell, Mont.


Optimistic Outlook Our 97 colonies are in the finest shape we ever had bees at this time of year; plenty brood, pollen, stores and bees, and the honey-flow is due in this locality June 20. So we expect to have 97 colonies in extra good shape by that time.

The past winter was very favorable to the bees. We had no long continued cold, so all our colonies came through finely. They were wintered outdoors in chaff hives. We rear all our queens, and never had but one case of foulbrood. It was given treatment promptly, and I have not had a trace of it since, and that was 4 years ago.

GRANT LUZADER. Pennsboro, W. Va., April 16.

The Market for Honey in France Trade reports based on statistics, and written without a special knowledge of the article in question, are apt to lead to wrong conclusions. The American trade would experience a disillusion if it based its calculations on the prices given in the report under this heading, on page 80.

The price of 150 francs ($28.85) I do not think has ever been reached. After 2 years of failure, the highest price reached last year was 135 francs per 100 kilos, 12 cents per pound. In average years the price ranges between 90 and 110 francs, 8 and co cents per pound

Now, if it came to furnishing an indifferent kind of honey at these prices, even with a duty of $1.75 per 100 pounds, America might make attractive offers to the French trade, but competition is absolutely barred for the simple reason-and this was omitted in your consular report-that these quotations are for a special kind of honey, which the United States do not furnish, and required by the

keeping We had our bees rented last year down in Wyoming, and by all accounts they gathered

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ITALIAN QUEENS-Bees by lb, Descriptive List free. Apiaries under State inspection. Leaflets. “How to Introduce Queens," 15C. “How to Increase," 15C; both, 25C. 2Ait

E. E. Moti, Glenwood, Mich.

GOLDEN and 3-banded Italian and Carniolan queens, ready to ship after April ist. Tested, $:.00; 3 to 6,950 each;6 to 12 or more, 900 each. Untested, 75C each; 3 to 6, 70C each; 6 or more, 650. Bees, per lb., $1.50; Nuclei, per frame, $1.50. C. B. Bankston,

Buffalo, Leon Co., Tex.

BEE-KEEPER, let us send our catalog of hives, smokers, foundation, veils, etc. They are nice and cheap. White Mfg. Co., 4Atf

Greenville, Tex.

QUEENS-10 percent discount for orders received before Mayi, to be filled in May and June. Tested, $1.00; untested. 75C. Dead ones replaced free.

2A9t S. Click, Řt. 2, Box 16, Mt. Jackson, Va

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We Will be in the field with good Italian Queens in June for $1.00 each; 6 for $5.00. Two-frame nuclei in June without queen, $2.50; with queen, $1.00 extra.

D. J. Blocher, Pearl City, Ill.

PHELPS' Golden Italian Queens combine the qualities you want. They are great honey gatherers, beautiful and gentle. Mated, $1.00; six, $5.00; Tested, $3.00; Breeders, $5,00 and $10. C. W. Phelps & Son,

3 Wilcox St., Binghamton, N. Y.

The A. I. Root COMPANY'S Canadian House. Dadant's Foundation. Poultry, Supplies, Seeds. Write for catalog.

The Chas. E. Hopper Co., 185 Wright Ave., Toronto, Ont.

Phelps' Golden Italian Bees are hustlers.

ITALIAN QUEENS, 5-banded, for sale. Ready April 15. Untested queens, 750 each, or $7.25 per dozen. Safe

arrival guaranteed. W. W, falley, Queen Breeder, 3Atf

Rt. 4. Greenville, Ala.

Quirin's Famous improved Italian queens areno thern bred and extremely hardy; over 20 years a breeder. Colonies, Nuclei and bees by the pound. Ask for Circular, it will interest you.

H. G. Quirin,
The Queen Breeder, Bellevue, Ohio.

THE NATIONAL Beekeepers' Association now buy supplies for their members. Send us your order, enclosing the same money you have to pay others, and we will buy them for you on the co-operative plan. If not a member we reserve the right to retain $1.50 from the profits on your first order to pay your membership dues and subscription to the Review one year. Sample copy of the Review free. Address, National Beekeepers' Ass'n., Northstar, Mich

READY after April 20. Good Italian Queens, Tested, $1.00; untested, 75C. Satisfaction guaranteed.

G. W. Moon, 1904 Adams St., Little Rock, Ark.

CALIFORNIA ITALIAN QUEENS and bees by the pound for June and later delivery. Booked full until June ist. Circular and price-list free. Write. J. E. Wing, 155 Schiele Ave., San Jose, Calif,

QUEENS BRED from Doolittle's best stock. Untested, 6oc each; $6.60 per doz; $50 per 100. Same stock of one-year old queens removed from our colonies to prevent swarming, soc each; $5.40 per doz; $40 per 100. Delivery guaranteed. Nuclei 2-frame, $1.50; 3-frame, $200. Add price of above queens wanted. We have a rare bargain of apiary of several hundred colonies of bees for sale on easy terms. Particulars on request,

Spencer Apiaries Co., Nordhoff, Calif.


NORTHERN-REARED Queens of Moore's strain of leather-colored three-banded Italians. After Tune 15, untested, $1.00; 6 for $5.00; 12 for $9.00.

Ramer & Gluen, Harmony, Minn.

FAMOUS North Carolina Bred Italian Queens for sale (red clover 3-banders). Honey-gatherers good as the best. Strictly reared from Geo. B. Howe's best breeders; mated with Root's, Moore's, Davis' Select Drones; bees that get the honey. Free from disease. Untested, one, 75c; per doz., $7.50. Select untested, one, $1.00; per doz., $9.00. Tested, one, $1.25. Select tested. $1.50. Extra select tested, $2.00. Breeders, $3.00 and $5.00.

H. B. Murray, Liberty, N. C.

FOR SALE.—300 8-fr. supers in flat with fence separators and section holders, fitted for plain sections, 47x474x172, with super springs, each...

$ 30

cts. 250 of above set up and painted. 35 250 10-fr. like above, set up, painted 40 300 wood-zinc queen-excluders,14X20 12%

16x20 15 20 chaff division-boards, nailed.... 15 I comb bucket....

75 10 supers for Imp.Lang.-Simp.hives 20 25 Miller feeders, with super for 8fr. nailed and painted...

35 50 Porter bee-escapes, with board, painted, for 8-fr. hives..

30 50 Porter bee-escapes, with board, painted, for 10-fr. hives..

35 30 full depth 8 fr. hive bodies with

full drawn combs, 8 in hive, each 1.50 50 10-fr. hive bodies with 10 Hoff'n

frames set up and painted, each 50

REDWOOD Falls, MINN., May 6, 1911. This is to certify that I have this day inspected the apiary of Mr. F. A. Gray, and found no evidence of any contagious disease.

J. A. Holmberg,

State Inspector of Apiaries. All of the above supplies will be sold in lots to suit. All of the above supplies except those in flat have been used, but are in fine condition. F. A. GRAY, Redwood Falls, Minn.


GUARANTEED purely mated 3-band Italian queens, J. E. Hand strain, bred for gentle prolific, honey-gathering wintering, and long life. State inspector's certificate. Queens by return mail or your money back. Before July 1, select untested, one, $1.00 6, $5.00; tested, one, $1.25; 6, $7.00; select tested, one, $1.75; 6. $9.00. Breeders, $5.00. After July 1, select untested, one 750; 6, $4.00; 12, $7.00; tested, one, $1.00; 6, $500; 12, $9.00. Select tested, one. $1.25; 6, $7.00; 12, $13.00. Breeders. $4.00; 10 percent discount on 30 days' advance orders. Safe delivery guaranteed in Uuited States and Canada. Reference First National Bank.

J. M. Gingerich, Arihur, Ill.

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THREE-BANDED Italian Queens. Before July ist, untested, one, $1.00; 0, $5.00; 12, $9.00. Select untested, one, $1.25; 6, $6.25; 12. $11.

After July ist, untested, one, 750; 6, $4.00; 12, $7.00. Select untested, one. $1.00; 6, $5.00, 12. $8.50 One-frame nuclei, 750; 2-frame. $1 50; 3-frame, $2.25. To each nucleus add price of Queen. Our Queens are reared in a locality where there has never been disease, and reared from strong vigorous colonies. The apiary is under most competent supervision. Safe arrival and satisfaction guaranteed. Horner Queen & Bee Co., Ltd.,

Youngsville, Pa.

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If You need full colonies or nucleus colonies of bees write us for prices on healthy good working stock. Tested Italian queen, $1.25; untested, $1.00; six, $5.00. I. J. Stringham, 105 Park Pl., New York, N.Y.

Apiaries: Glen Cove, L. I.

QUEENS, improved Red Clover Italians, bred for business, June 1 to Nov. 15. Untested Queens, 75 ceach; dozen, $8.00; Select, $1.00 each; dozen, $ro. Tested Queens, $1.25; dozen, $12. Safe arriyal and satisfaction guaranteed. H. C, Clemons, Boyd, Ky.

TRY MURRY's strain of 3 banded Italians. No better queens at any price. Best stock obtainable. No foulbrood or other disease, Latest up-to-date methods in queen-rearing. Tested, í for $.100, 6 for $5.00. Untested, 1 for 70 cts., 6 for $4.00. H. D. Murry, Queen-Breeder, Mathis, Tex.

THREE-BANDED and Golden Italian queens. Ready March 1. They have been bred for three points, prolificness, gentleness and honey-gathering qualities. Prices, Select Untested, 750 each; 6, $4.25; 12. $8.25: 50, $32.50; 100. $60. Tested, $1.50; Select Tested, $2.00.

Garden City Apiary Co.,
R. R, 3, Box 86, San Jose, Calif.

FOR SALE.-Three-banded Italian Queens. bred from the best honey-gathering strains, that are also hardy and gentle. Untested queens, 750; six, $1.25; 12, $8.00. Tested, $1.25; 6, $7.00; 12, $12. For select queens, add 25C each to above prices. Breeding queens, $3.00 to $5.00 each. For queens in larger quantities write for prices.

Robt. B, Spicer,

Wharton. N. J.

PURE Golden Queens, the best that twelve years can produce. Untested, $1.50 each, Select tested, $3.00 each. Breeders, $5.00 to $50. Send for booklet on Bees and Diseases.'

Geo. M. Steele, 30 South 40th St., Philadelphia, Penna.

GOLDEN QUEENS, that produce Golden Workers of the brightest kind. will challenge the world on my Goldens and their honey-getting qualities. Price, $1.00 each; Tested, $2.00: Breeders, $5.00 and $10.00.

2Atf J. B. Brockwell, Barnetts, Va.

THE BANKSTON Bees and Queens are as good as the best. Golden, Three-band and Carniolan. Tested, $1.00 each; untested, 750. Queens ready to ship April 15. Bees, per pound, $1.50. Nuclei, per frame, $1.50. Write us for prices on large lots of queens. Try us and be pleased.

Bankston & Lyon, Box 141, Buffalo, Tex.

$1000 (one thousand). I will pay the above amount in cash for one pound of honey that is equal to my Red Ripe (Harnessed Sun. beams) Honey in digestibility, nutrient, value or flavor. Samples and prices free

C. W. Dayton, Owensmouth, Calif.

WANTED—A reliable man to work with bees. State age, experience and wages in first letter. Rocky Mountain Bee Co.,

Forsyth, Mont.


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THE BEEKEEPERS' Review Clubbing List The Review and American Bee Journal one year $1.50. The Review and Gleanings one year, $1.50. All three for one year only $2.00. Dealers, or those wanting to buy honey, kindly ask for a late number of the Review having a list of 100 produoers having honey for sale. Address. The Beekeepers' Review, Northstar, Mich.

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CHICAGO, May 18.–The volume of trade is very narrow and consists in dealers buying just a little to have it on hand when inquired for. No longer is there a show made of it on the counters, etc., as in winter months. all of which is a seasonable condition. The fancy grades are not plentiful, and continue to bring from 14@150 per pound, according to the flavor, style and everything else that goes to make a fancy article, Anything off from this grade sells at from i@3c per pound less with amber grades bringing from 10@120 per pound. Extracted is meeting with practically no demand, and prices are inclined to be easy, especially is this so aside from fancy clover and linden, which, like the comb, is in better demand and more firmly held. Beeswax continues to sell upon arrival at from 33@350 per pound according to color and cleanliness.

R. A. BURNETT & Co. CINCINNATI, May 17.-It is an effort to make honey sales, and the stock of all grades are heavy for this time of the year. Prices are easier than they were. We note many dealers slashing prices to unload. We are selling fancy comb honey at $3.65 to $3.75 per case wholesale. Extracted amber honey from 572@672c a pound. White extracted from 772@1oc a pound, according to quantity and quality purchased. We want beeswax at 320 a pound delivered here.

THE FRED W. Muth Co.

Statement of Ownership, Management,

Circulation, Etc., of the American Bee Journal, published monthly at Hamilton, Illinois, required by the Act of Aug. 24, 1912. Editor-C. P. Dadant. Business Manager—M. G. Dadant.

Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders holding one percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or securities—None.

C. P. Dadant-Editor.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23d day of March, 1914. (SEAL.]


Notary Public. My Commission expires March 25, 1915.

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comb, 15@16c per pound. Fancy white extracted in 60-pound cans. IIC per pound. Beeswax, 300. BLAKE,-LEE COMPANY.

KANSAS City, Mo., May 15.-Our market is about cleaned up on comb honey-not a case left in the wholesalers' hands, and very little left in the retailers'. Plenty of extracted honey, and the demand is very

New comb honey in 24 sections should sell for $3.25 to $3.50 per case for No. I quality. We quote extracted, white, at 772@8c a pound. On beeswax we quote 30c for No. I, and 25c for No. 2 quality.

C. C. CLEMONS PRODUCE COMPANY. DENVER, May 16.-We have no more comb honey to offer. Are selling extracted honey in a jobbing way at following prices: White extracted, 8c; light amber, 7c. We pay 32C per pound cash and 340 in trade for clean yellow beeswax delivered here. THE Colo. HONEY-PRODUCERS' Ass'n.

Frank Rauchfuss, Mgr. LOS ANGELES, May 20.—I beg to advise you that that quotations on honey at present are as follows: Light amber alfalfa, 52c; light amber sage, 6c; fancy white sage and white orange, 7@8c. Beeswax is in very light supply, and is quoted at 320.

HAMILTON & MENDRRSON. NEW YORK, May 19.-As to comb honey, we have nothing new to report. There are quite some off grades of amber still on the market unsold, as there is no demand to speak of for those grades, and it is almost impossible to find buyers.

In regard to extracted, the demand is only fair while arrivals are large, especially frorn West Indies, and the new crop is beginning to arrive from the southern States. We quote nominally from 58@75c per gallon, ac. cording to quality. Beeswax firm at 34@35C


INDIANAPOLIS, May 17.–Fancy white comb honey is being offered here at 16@170 per pound; amber comb at 14@150. White clover extracted @roc in 5-gallon cans. Much comb is being held here, but at this writing there is very little demand. Extracted is in fair demand. Producers are being paid 32C cash for beeswax or 34c in trade.

WALTER S. POUDER. BOSTON, May 18.-Fancy and No. I white


We can furnish vigorous Tested Queens by return mail for $1.00 each. Untested Queens ready April 15, $1.00 for single queen; $0.00 per doz. Three-banded Italians only. No disease, and satisfaction guaranteed.

J. W. K. SHAW & CO.,
Loreauville, Louisiana


By return mail.

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none. My explains it all. Untested, $1.00; select tested, $1.50. Bees by the pound or half pound. Plans, "How to Introduce Queens," 15 cents, “How to Increase," 15 cents; both, 25 cents. E. E. MOTT, Glenwood, Mich.


This is the season when you will need bees or supplies. Our catalog. which is free, will show you how to save money. We have a large stock and can ship promptly.

Italian queens, $1.10.

1. J. STRINGHAM 105 Park Place, New York APIARIES: Glen Cove, L. I.





ITALIAN QUEENS Three-banded. Bred for persistent profit. able production of honey. Prolific, hardy, gentle. The bee for pleasure or profit. One customer says, Your queen soon had her 10 frames running over with bees that are hustlers. No disease. Satisfaction guaranteed. Orders filled promptly. Ready May 20. Untested, $1.00 each ; 6 for 5.30; doz., $10.

Select tested, $2 each. J. F. Archdekin, R. R. 7, St. Joseph, Mo.


HARTFORD. CONN. Write for prices by the hundred

Miller's Strain Italian Queens

Untested Italian Queen-Bees

By return mail after June 5th to both or money refunded, Bred from best RED CLOVER strains in U. S. In_full colonies, from my SUPERIOR BREEDERS, northern bred; for business; long tongued; leather color or three-banded; gentle; winter, well; hustlers; not inclined to swarm; roll honey in. Untested, 1, $1.00; 6, $5.00; 12. $9.00. Select untested, one, $1.25; 6, $6 00; 12, $11.00. A spe. cialist of 17 years' experience. Safe arrival and satisfaction guaranteed. 1. F. MILLER,


OUR STANDARD BRED 6 Queens for $6.00;

3 for $3.50; 1 for $1.25 American Bee Journal, Hamilton, Illinois

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Three-Band Italian Queens



For 1914
I will again have for sale,
after April 1st, young queens
reared from my best Leather-
Colored Breeders. You will make
sure of improving your stock
and securing a crop of honey
if you introduce some of these
queens. The Leather-Colored
Italians are recommended and
used by the largest and most

progressive bee-men of today.
Untested, $1.00 each ; $9.00 per doz., $75 per
hundred. Select Tested, $1.50 each.
C. S. ENGLE, Beeville, Bee Co., Texas


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Beaumont, Texas Bees Help Pay the Grocery Bill

ITALIAN BEES Little expense, fascinating pas

Choice Home-bred Queens Reared time. Act on good impulse, start

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PRICES FOR MAY Blanke Mfg. & Supply Co.,

Untested Queen, ..1.25
One Tested Queen.... $1.85

Select Tested
Dept. 1, St. Louis, Missouri


.3.60 Comb Nucleus-no Queen...

$1.50 Safe arrival guaranteed. For description of each grade of

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My queens are reared Clarinda,

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which makes a beauti. Try My Bright ITALIAN QUEENS
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This is what one customer writes:honey - gatherers, and

JOSEPHINE, TEX., June 10, 1913. very gentle. Try my

MR. M. BATES, Greenville, Ala.

Dear Sir:-I am sending you $9.00 for which queens. Send me your please send me 12 Untested Golden Italian

Queens. The queens you sent me are fine, order, and if not satis

and old bee rearers say they are the finest fied will return your

they ever saw. They have surely made a

reputation here for you. Several men say money. Safe arrival they will order queens soon.

A. M. MORRISON. guaranteed. Untested Italian, 1, 75c; 6

I have other letters that say the same. $4.25; 12, $8.00.

Selected Untested, each $1.00; Tested, each

$1.50; 2-frame nuclei, each $2.50. I guarantee N. FOREHAND, R.F. D. 2, Brewton, Ala. safe arrival and perfect satisfaction.

M. BATES, Route 4, Greenville, Ala.


FOR SALE,- My long. tongued Goldens are proving themselves to be the bee to clean Foul Brood, This is why I have such a large trade in Canada. Mr. E. L. Cox, of Jesup, Iowa, introduced 50 of my 3-band queens in Foul-Broody colonies in 1912; and he said the disease was cleaned up where each of those queens was put. They gathered such a

large crop of honey in 1912 that he bought 50 more in 1913.

One Untested, 75c; 6, $4.00; 12,

$7.50; 25, $13.50; 50, $25.00 Double the above for tested queens. Bees by the pound: One lb., $2.00; 2 lbs., $4.00. One-frame nucleus, $2.00; 2 frame, $3.00; 3frame, $4.00: To all the above packages add the price of queen. I will begin to send out queens in April.

Positively no checks will be accepted. Send money by P. O. Money Orders. All queens arriving dead will be replaced if cage is returned by return mail. J. B. ALEXANDER, CATO, ARK,


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QUEENS Pure leather-colored Ital

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Queens are reared under best possible conditions. Will begin mailing about June 15th. Get your orders in early, as the greatest rush is always at the opening of the sea. son. Orders promptly filled. Safe delivery and satisfaction guaranteed. Prices: One 850; 6 for $150; per doz., $8 00. No foulbrood, Send for circular.


Buy Carniolans in Carniola
Pure Carniolan Alpine Bees
Write in English for Book-
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