American Bee Journal, Volumes 12-13

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Dadant & Sons, 1876 - Bee culture
Includes summarized reports of many bee-keeper associations

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Page 150 - Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
Page 133 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan that moves To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 229 - ... of this material may be generally perceived under their abdomen. One of these bees is now seen to detach itself from one of the central garlands of the cluster, to make a way amongst its companions to the middle of the vault or top of the hive, and by turning itself round to form a kind of void, in which it can move itself freely".
Page 1 - THOU cheerful Bee ! come, freely come, And travel round my woodbine bower ; Delight me with thy wandering hum, And rouse me from my musing hour. Oh ! try no more those tedious fields, Come, taste the sweets my garden yields : The treasures of each blooming mine, The bud, the blossom — all are thine.
Page 69 - the man who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before...
Page 229 - ... rapidly moving its head, it moulds in that side of the wall a cavity which is to form the base of one of the cells to the diameter of which it is equal. When it has worked some minutes it departs, and another takes its place, deepening the cavity, heightening its lateral margins by heaping up the wax to right and left by means of its teeth and fore-feet, and giving them a more upright form.
Page 281 - ... or to the din of men or cattle; that it be surrounded with a wall, which, however, should not rise above three feet high ; that, if possible, a running stream...
Page 229 - ... and giving them a more upright form. More than twenty bees successively employ themselves in this work. When arrived at a certain point, other bees begin on the yet untouched and opposite side of the mass ; and commencing the bottom of two cells, are in turn relieved by others. While still engaged in this labour, the wax-makers return and add to the mass, augmenting its extent every way, the nurse-bees again continuing their operations.
Page 229 - One of the nurse-bees now places itself horizontally on the vault of the hive, its head corresponding to the centre of the mass or wall which the wax-makers have left, and which is to form the partition of the comb into two opposite assemblages of cells ; and with its mandibles...
Page 92 - The task is easy — but to clip the wings Of their high-flying arbitrary kings ; At their command, the people swarm away : Confine the tyrant, and the slaves will stay.

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