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accomplish fructification in many cases places all over town and this village ; and where otherwise it would not take place. I have kept bees and grapes over 30 years, There is no conclusive evidence to sustain but have never heard the first complaint. the suspicion of their injuring fruit. Ch. I wish there could be some close examina. Dadant, who is now settled in Illinois, but tion made.” who for many years kept bees near the hills of Burgundy, says in a recent number i

Back Volumes. of the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, It is well established that bees are unable to cut the Complete sets of back volumes are scarce. skin of grapes. In order to ascertain the But few can be procured at any price. We fact, the most juicy and sugared grapes,

have a set, consisting of the nine volumes

(complete), which we offer for sale, either pears, sweet cherries, plums, apricots, etc.,

bound or unbound, for a reasonable sum. were put inside the hives ; never have the

Many of the numbers we have paid fifty cents bees attacked them if they were not each for, to complete them. previously scratched. The experiment

We have several single volumes (complete) was repeatedly made ; it was discovered

which we will send postpaid for $2.00 each.

Several volumes, which lack only a single also that the first cutting was made by a

number of being complete, we will send postkind of wasp, or by birds, or caused by

paid for $1.50 each. the rain falling when the fruit was ripe. Vol. 1, we can supply in cloth boards, postA Wisconsin bee-keeper also writing to

paid, for $1.25. Bound in paper covers, $1.00. our journal says, “ Last fall I took a

postage 10 cents. This volume is worth five

times its price to any intelligent bee-keeper. bunch of Delaware grapes (the most It contains a full elucidation of scientific beetender variety we have here,) and put it on keeping, including the best statement extant a hive, directly over the bees, and watched of the celebrated Dzierzon theory. These proceedings ; but not a single berry was

articles run through eight numbers, and are

from the pen of the Baron of Berlepsch. opened ; then I broke a few berries, upon

Beginners in bee-culture, who desire which they went immediately to work, to read up in the literature of bee-keeping, sucking them dry, thus showing that some- are earnestly advised to obtain these back thing besides bees does the mischief.” volumes. Many of our best apiarians say

they would not sell their back volumes of the The idea is entertained by many intelli- AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL for ten times the gent bee-keepers, that where the bees sum they cost, if they could not replace them. have been suspected, with any air of They are exceedingly valuable alike to beginprobability, of doing injury to grapes, the

ners and more advanced apiarians. skin of the fruit must first have been

A CHOICE OF Six VOLUMES FOR $5.-Havpunctured by some other insect, thus afford

ing a few back volumes complete, and some ing the bees access to the pulp. On this

lacking only one or two numbers each, we point a correspondant of the Rural New will give the purchaser the choice of six of Yorker, writing from Marcellus, N. Y., such volumes for $5.00, until they are disposed says :-" There is much complaint made in of. As only a few can be supplied, those who

wish to avail themselves of this offer, should the papers of bees eating grapes in differ

send for them at once. ent localities, which I doubt not is true ; but I wish some scientitic man would give

We want several copies of No. 1, Vol. a close examination, even with a magnify- 2, of the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, and will ing glass, and see whether some insect has pay 50 cents each for them. not been gnawing the skin in the night ;

The postage on this paper is only twelve for we know that the corn worm comes at cents a year, if paid quarterly or yearly in night, eats off the blade, and the snail eats advance at the post-office where received. holes in the young tobacco leaf and is not

We prepay postage to Canada, and require

twelve cents extra. seen in the day time ; and there may be insects flying in the night, like the light

When a subscriber sends money in pay

ment for the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, he ning bug, that gnaw the grapes. Now, in

should state to what time he thinks it pays, this section almost every house has a grape

so that we can compare it with our books, vine, and there are bees kept in many and thus prevent mistakes.

Voices from among the Hives. 0. L. BALLARD, of Malone, N'Y., writes : _"Most of the bee-keepers in this vicinity have lost a large proportion of their colonies since setting them out this spring; but by feeding mine a little they have increased in numbers, although they have not swarmed out as yet."

WM. PERRY, SR., Lynnville, Tenn., writes: -_“Our honey harvest has been very tight the present season. There has not been much increase in stocks. The very wet spring, followed by a drought of some five weeks, has proved quite unfavorable for honey gathering.”

E. GALLUP, Orchard, Iowa, writes :-" The bees are swarming and doing finely. The spring was cold and backward, which makes them late in swarming, but the flowers all produce honey this season. They are now to work on Alsike and white clover. The basswood or linn is going to blossom very profusely ; so look out for honey."

J. H. ('RISTIE, Dyersburg, Temn., writes : -"My bees are doing well. The winter was mild, and the spring opened early, but cold and wet. Bees could gather nothing to make honey of, and many starved to death. All were put back at least a month. The poplar is our best honey food, and it is in bloom

We have besides this, holly, mapie, elm, and black gum. My bees are all of the black kind. I intend to Italianize them soon."

Join BARFOOT, Wellsville, Mo, writes :* So far this has been a good bee season. Iloney dew commenced here Víay 2:2110 and it has continued up to this time, with the exception of two days while it rained. We have also had our usual supply of bee pasture from Howers. We are in the midst of swarming. The Messrs. Baldwins, since their advent here, have infused new life into bee-keeping. Hives have increased 5 pounds in a single day here lately.

L. BURDICK, Galesburg, Mich., writes :**Our bees wintered very well last winter. But a great many were lost during the month of April, who flew out and died apparently without disease, the queens living till about the last. They laid some eggs but did not hatch, for the want of bees to take care of them. The bees might have died with old age. Any information on this subject would be thankfully received. The season here has been good for bees, up to this date.

SAMU'EL LUETHI, Gnadenhutten, Ohio, writes :-“Bees wintered well in this locality. One of our Italian colonies treated to horse manure as recommended by " Novice,"

did not seem to derive much benefit from the process. The manure was put around the hive up to the honey board on three sides, and the front was protected by straw and a board placed in front of it. The prospect for surplus honey is poor, owing to the long continued dry weather.

FRANK SEARLES, Hadley, III., writes :“I wintered 123 swarms and lost but one. I have only lost 8 swarms in the last three years. The weather for the past ten days has been very unfavorable-clouds, rain, and wind. The fields are white with clover, and my hives are full of bees. All they want now is fine weather. Swarms that I did not think good enough to sell 15 days ago are now in first-class condition. They have done finely on the locust trees, for the past few days."

C. II. ENGLISII, Sullivan, Mo., writes :“We have a good bee range here. The natural timber is very good. Sugar trees, soft maple, walnut, gum, and linn are among the best. They also make honey from a vine called "poison vine." wild grapes, etc. I intend hedging my farm with a kind of hawthorn, resembling sugar haws. It blooms in June. Bees are very fond of it, and it makes a good hedge, and the berries are good for hogs. Red raspberry is the best honey plant. Its leaves are dripping with honey dew. My hives are full of honey, some in boxes. I have had several swarms. I use black bees. Some day I will give you my experience."

M. QUINBY, St. Johnsville, N. Y., writes : -“When I first read on page 106, the heading

A new smoker' I thought ‘a contrivance for smoking bees' had reference to the way smoke was applied. Instead of a new way of applying smoke, it seems that only the material that he recommends to make it of is

lle concludes by saying; .You can blow the smoke where you want it, it leaves no bad effect on the bees.' Are we to infer from this that some kinds of smoke do leave a 'bad effect? If so, I would like to enquire what kind does it, and in what way it does it. All bee-keepers ought to be interested, as our success in bee management depends on the judicious use of smoke. If any kind is detrimental, it is important that I know it, as I am just now recommending an indiscriminate use of what is most convenient, and am unable to detect any difference. When .corn silk rolled in paper' is most convenient, I would advise using it. How to apply smoke conveniently, and effectually, without blowing the breath away, has been a long study with me. Any one that has a convenient method would confer a favor on the beekeeping community, by making it public."

W. M. KELLOGG, Oneida, Ill, writes :“Bees are doing finely at present, filling their

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hives with bees and honey; I have had to ends together with an iron bolt. Now you use the extractor to keep them from crowding have a tripod. 44 ft. from the foot fasten a the queens out of doors. Stocks in small cross piece from leg No. 1 to leg No. 2 of sufbives are preparing to swarm, raising queens, ficient strength to bear the weight in the cendrones, etc., while those with movable divi- tre, of anything you desire weigh. Across sion boards, where we can give them plenty the centre of this cross piece attach a lever, of empty comb, seem to be content with rais- letting the inside end project just far enough ing lots of brood and lugging in the honey for to reach past leg No. 3, fasten a cleat to rest us to sling out. Have made some new stocks the end of the lever on. Attach a ring to the and soon will have some more. We are hav- lever about midway between the cross bar ing plenty of rain, so that bees have all they that supports the lever and leg No. 3. Take want to do to tend to their knitting ; but a piece of rope, tie the two ends together and yesterday was so damp they could get no you have it long enough to go under the hive honey from the flowers, so they pitched into double and come up on each side near the top everything that had sweet to it, by thousands, of the hive. Tie a spreader to the rope on and were so cross one couldn't touch them each side of the hive near the bottom to keep with a ten foot pole.

the rope sufficiently spread on the bottom of On page 142 Wm. Morris asks, are large

the hive. I use a leather strap over the top hives less liable to be affected witi dysentery

of the hive, and through the rope on each than small ones?' With our bees that died side of the hive to hook the steelyard into so off in the spring of '73, they did not get the that it can readily be adjusted by a buckle to dysentery till they were reduced to about a the right length to just swing the hive clear, pint of bees, none of the stocks in large hives when the lever comes to a horizontal position having it, till weak in bees, or the small hives and rests upon the cleat on leg No. 3. I freeither, for that matter. For my part I do not ! quently leave the hive suspended there fronı think it makes much difference in the size of day to day. The outer end of the lever prothe hive, if they have plenty of bees; and as jects over the cross bar far enough to give to the cause of the disease here, we think is sufficient ley ge to raise the hive easily by to be laid to the long continued cold rains bearing down on it. The ring on the lever is and winds, keeping the bees from breeding, for the upper hook of the steelyard. and what few were left had to gorge them- All bee-keepers will readily see the great selves so with honey to keep up sufficient advantage of weighing a sample hive every warmth, and then being confined to the hives, day so as to know just what calculation to gave them the dysentery.

make about supplying additional storage D. D. Palmer (page 143) speaks of the 'in

room etc. etc., without having to open and go genious bent wire' that Mr. Dadant uses to

through the hives, which is always an intersecure frames at the bottom of the hive in

ruption to them when storing honey rapidly. shipping, but leaves us with our curiosity

The above apparatus is a great convenience unsatisfied. Friend Paliner, can't you give

on a farm, and for many purposes aside from Is a description of it so we all can have the

weighing bee hives. I once had a lot of 40 or benefit of it? or is it a patented article? If it

50 beeves on the farm, which I desired to is, of course we'll have to pay for the use of

slaughter. I made a tripod 12 ft. high with a

light tackle-block attached at the top, and a

| pole accross two of the standards near the M. NEVINS, Cheviot, Ohio, writes :-"My

foot with a crank on one end for a windlass, 4 stocks of Italians are doing finely. They Shoot down a steer in the lot or any place have worked more freely on red clover during

where you could have a fair swing in the the past two weeks than I ever knew them to

air, set the tripod over it and with one hand do before. One swarm, from which I took 4

I could lift it into any desired position for frames of brood in March, April, and May,

dressing, or, zəise it clear from the ground, has now made 50 lbs. of comb honey in the

When dressed it could be run up out of the small frames, and 50 lbs of extracted. This way of dogs, to hang over night, or a wagon hive has been weighed every day since the backed under to take it away. This appara4th inst., and on 4 of these days has made 4 tus was made of tamarac poles and was so lbs. per day of comb honey, and almost

light that a man could easily carry the whole

rig half , mile on his shoulder. entirely from red clover.

My hives all stand on little posts driven in I see some inquiry is made through the dif- the ground, one at each corner of the hiver ferent journals for a convenient plan for

Old broom handles, sawed off 8 or 10 in. long weighing. I have a fixture which is conveni

are sufficient if the ground is hard. Let the

hive come within 2 or 3 in. of the ground, ent. Take three strips of sawed stuff, 2 in. This plan affords no harbor for ants, spiders, wide by 14 in. thick, (or round poles will do) rotton-wood, lice, etc., and is very nice. and or 9 ft. long. Shave the top of each so bank up in the front of my hives with coal

ashes, even with the alighting board, to keep they will fit together when the lower ends

the grass and weeds down and give the bees are spread some 5 ft. apart. Fasten the top a smooth and easy passage.

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CHICAGO.-Choice white comb honey, 28 @30c; fair to good, 24@280. Extracted, choice white, 14à 160,; fair to good, 10@12c ; strained, 8a 10c.

CINCINNATI.--Quotations from Chas. F. Muth, 976 ('entral Ave.

Honey has been coming in moderately for the past few weeks. Honey from fruit blossoms, this spring, is abundant. The harvest of white clover honey was duly inaugurated two weeks since, in this section. The quality is excellent.

Comb honey, 15@350, according to the condition of the honey and the size of the box or frame. Extracted choice white clover honey, 160. tb.

ST. LOUIS.-Quotations from W. G. Smith 419 North Main st.

Choice white comb, 25@290 ; fair to good, 160226. Extracted choice white clover, 161@ 180. Choice basswood honey, 14@16c ; fair to good, extracted, 8@120 ; strained, 6@106.

NEW YORK.-Quotations from E. A. Walker, 135 Oakland st., Greenport, L. I.

White honey in small glass boxes, 350 ; dark 15@20C. Strained honey, 8@12c. Cuban honey, $1.00 P gal. St. Domingo, and Mexia an, 90@95 gal.

SAN FRANCISCO. - Quotations from Sterns and Smith, 423 Front st.

We received the first new honey about June 1st ; the season is four weeks late in honey. The quality, so far this season, is superior. From information derived from all sources, the yield this season will be very large, and we shall have to look to the East for a market. Comb in wood, new, and well filled, 20 @ 30 cents PH ; in tins. 2 th tins, comb, $3.50 @ 3.75 per doz. But little new strained has yet come in, and dealers are only buying small lots.

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2 " The easiest and speediest way of clean

EACH WAI DAILY, ing glass jars is perhaps, to use shot and a

Except Sunday. solution of sal soda, and a good rinsing in

Connecting with trains of the Chicago and clear water afterwards."

South Western Ry. at Columbus Junction

Chicago, R. I. & P. at West Liberty, Chicago New Advertisements.

& North Western at Cedar Rapids, Illinois

Central at Waterloo and Cedar Falls, MilwauAmong our new announcements for July

kee and St. Paul at Austin, making a direct

route to all points in inay be noticed the following:

Northern Iowa and Minnesota. J. S. Colyer offers Italian Queens for

Miller Couplers and Westinghouse Air sale and quotes prices.

Brakes on all passenger trains. J. L. Peabody & Co. mention new terms Sleeping Cars on all night trains. Tickets, for their Honey Extractor.

Time Cards and all information given by M. Quinby announces that he can send

Agents of connecting lines.

W. W. WALKER, WM. GREENE. his excellent smoker by mail.

Gen'l Sup't.

Gen'l Manager A. Lovett, in California, offers 200 C. J. IVES, Gen'l Pass. & Ticket Agt, stocks of fine Italian bees for sale.


Cedar Rapids, lowa. T. G. McGaw offers bees, queens, and Pure Italian Queens eggs from light Brahma fowls for sale.

From imported and home bred mothers. W. M. Steely, of California, Missouri,

Single queen,

$2.50 offers bees at Grange-prices! as well as a

Purity and safe arrival guaranteed.

Address, lot of untried queens at $1.00 each.

J. S. COLYER. jul74m2p

East Waterford, Juniata Co., Pa. C. Maxwell Buel, a New York dealer in patents, offers his services to bee men and PARK'S FLORAL GAZETTE. others desiring to patent articles of every Sun Monthly published, and the only one devoted description.

exclusively to flowers. Only 50 cents a year. 6th “ Parks' Floral Gazette” is an excellent Volume begins July 1st, 1874. 20 pages; elegantly periodical for florists. We will supply it

illustrated; neatly printed. Every lady needs it. (lub agents wanted! RARE TERMS.

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BEE MANAGEMENT. sota Railroad, the great north and south

Price of Quinby's new smoker, $1.50. For 25 cts, line of Iowa, gives its connections and in addition I will send it free by mail. It will be im general arrangement in this paper.

two parts, and screws will be in place showing where it is to be put together. Send for Circular and price.

M. QUINBY, The honey harvest, this year, is only at jul74tf. St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co. N. Y. very medium one in our part of the

uable labor-saving PATENTS of every country, where we have to depend on white i 100 Asticultural, Mechanical, Chemical, valclover only. The drought in the early

description, for sale, with any of which part of summer kept white clover from A FORTUNE developing, and—“blasted ” our hopes to

Can easily be made. some extent. I have pumped from my 24

PATENTS bought and sold. Special agents stands nearly 1500 lbs. of excellent honey

wanted in every town. while I was preparing for at least twice the amount. Every one of my stands was strong and I had a full set of honey combs for nearly every one.

Procured for inventions, designs, trade marks If my bees would

and copyrights. have had to build their combs I suppose

Rehearings obtained in rejected cases. Infringethat 250 lbs. would cover my entire har- ments prosecuted and defended. Preliminary exvest. My bees filled their combs better in aminations and searches made. Trade marks pat

ented in Russia. iwo or three days last year than in a whole

Correspondence solicited and promptly answered week this season, and comb building was of '

in all matters appertaining to Patent business, very slow progress consequently.

C. MAXWELL BU'EL, Cincinnati, O.


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