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Sent by mail on receipt of price by THOMAS G. NEWMAN & SON, 199, 201, 203 East Randolph St., CHICAGO, ILLS.
Practical Hints to Bee-Keepers, by C. F. Muth, on bees and foul brood. Price, 10c.
Dzierzon Theory. - The fundamental principles of apiculture. Price, 15 cents.
Advanced Bee-Culture ; its methods and management, by W.Z. Hutchinson. Price, 50c.
Bee-Keeping.-Translation of Dzierzon's latest German book. Price, $2.00; paper, $1.50.
Thirty Years Among the Bees, by Henry Alley. Price, 50 cents.
Grain Tables; for casting up the price of grain, produce, hay, etc. Price, 40 cents.
A B C of Potato Cultı Terry. Price, 40 cents.
Scientifio Queen-Rearing, by G. M. Doolittle.-It details his experiments in the rearing of Queen-Bees. Price, $1.00.
Pocket Dictionary.- Always useful, and often indispensable. Price, 25 cents.
Kendall's Horse Book.-35 engravings -illustrating positions of sick horses, and treats on all diseases. Price, English or German, 25 cents.
Hand-Book of Health, by Dr. Foote. -Hints and information of importance concerning eating, drinking, etc. Price, 25 cents.
Turkeys for Market and Profit, by Fanny Field, the most experienced turkey-rearer in America. Price, 25 cents.
Lumber and Log Book. It gives the measurements of all kinds of lumber, logs, planks; wages, etc. Price, 25 cents.
Silo and Silage. by Prof. A. J. Cook.It gives the method in successful operation at the Michigan Agricultural College. Price, 25 cents.
Cheshire's treatment of Foul Brood.cause and Prevention. Price, 10 cents.
Honey as Food and Medicine, by Thomas G. Newman.-In French. Price, 5 cents.
Langstroth on the Honey - Bee, revised by Charles Dadant.-It is entirely re-written and fully illustrated.
Handling Bees, by Chas. Dadant & Son.. - A chapter from Langstroth revised. Price, 8 cts.
Blessed Bees, by John Allen.-Full of practical information. Price, 75 cents.
Success in Bee-Culture, by James Heddon. Price, 50 cents.
Quinby's New Bee-Keeping, by L. C. Root.-This is a new edition of Mr. M. Quinby's "Mysteries of Bee-Keeping,” entirely re-written by his son-in-law, Price, $1.50.
A B C of Strawberry Culture, by Messrs. T. B Terry and A. I. Root. It is for those beginning to grow strawberries. Price, 40 cents.
Historic.-A brief history of the North American Bee-Keepers' Association, and Reports of the first 20 Conventions. Price, 25 cents.
By-Laws.-For local Associations, with name of the Organization printed. $2.00 per 100.
Ribbon Badges for Bee-Keepers, upon which is printed a large bee in gold. Price, 10 cents each. Large ones with rosette, 50 cents.
How I Produce Comb Honey George E. Hilton; 3d edition. Price, 5 cents.
Maple Sugar and the Sugar Bush, by Prof. A. J. Cook. Price, 40 cents.
ABC of Bee Culture, by A. I. Root.A cyclopædia of everything pertaining to the care of the honey-bee. Price, $1.25.
Bee-Keeping for Profit. by Dr. G. L. Tinker.-It fully details the author's new system of producing honey. Price, 25 cents.
A Year Among the Bees, by Dr. C. C. Miller. -Chat about a season's work. Price, 50 otse
Bees and Honey, or Management of an Apiarv for Pleasure and Profit, by Thos. G. Newman. 250 pages-245 illustrations. Price, in cloth, $1.00.
Bienen Kultur, by Thomas G. Newman. This is a German translation of the principal portion of the book called Bees and Honey.” 100 pages. Price, 40 cents. Per dozen, $3.00.
The Apiary Register, by Thomas G. Newman.-À Record and account Book for the Apiary, devoting two pages to each colony. Leather binding. The price for 50 colonies is $1.00. For 100 colonies, $1.25; 200 colonies, $1.50.
Bee-Keepers' Convention HandBook, by Thomas G. Newman.-It contains the Parliamentary Law and Rules of Order for BeeConventions-alsó Constitution and By-Laws, with Subjects for Discussion. Price, 50 cents.
Bee-Keepers' Guide, or Manual of the Apiary, by Prof. A. J. Cook.-This book is not only instructive, but interesting and thoroughly practical, It comprises a full delineation of the anatomy and physiology of bees. Price, $1.'
Leaflet. No. 1. - Why Eat Honey? Intended for FREE distribution in the bee-keepers' locality, in order to create a Local Market. Price, 100 copies, 50 cents; for 500, $2.00; for 1,000, $3.25.
If 200 or more are ordered at one time, we print on them your name and address FREE,
Leaflet. No.2.-Alsike Clover for pastur. age. Price 100 for 50c; 500 for $2.00; 1,000 for $3.25.
Leaflet. No. 3.-How to Keep Honey, and preserve its richness and flavor. Price, 100 for 50 cents; 500 for $2.00; 1,000 for $3.25.
The Preparation of Honey for the Market, including the production and care of Comb and Extracted Honey. A chapter from *Bees and Honey.” Price, 10 cents.
Bee-Pasturage a Necessity.-This book suggests what and how to plant. It is a chapter from “Bees and Honey.” Price, 10 cents.
Swarming, Dividing and Feeding. Hints to beginners in Apiculture. A chapter from “Bees and Honey.” Price, 5 cents.
Bees in Winter, Chaff - Packing, Bee Houses and Cellars. This is a chapter from “Bees and Honey.” Price, 5 cents.
The Hive I Use, by G. M. Doolittle. It details his management of bees and methods for the production of honey. Price, 5 cents.
Dictionary of Apiculture, by Prof. John Phin. Gives the correct meaning of nearly 500 apicultural terms. Price, 50 cents.
How to Propagate and Grow Fruit, by Chas. A. Green.-It contains over 50 illustrations and two large, colored fruit plates. It tells how to propagate strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, quinces, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, pears and apples, with cuts showing how to bud, graft and propagate from layers, etc. Price, 25 cents.
Wintering Problem in Bee-Keeping, by G. R. Pierce. Price, 50 cents.
Bee-Keepers' Directory, by Henry Alley.--Queen Rearing, etc. Price, 50 cents.
Honey-Bee; Its Natural History, Anat omy and Physiology, by T. W. Cowan. Price, $1.00,
Rural Life-Bees, Poultry, Fruits, Vege. tables and Household Matters. Price, 25 cents.
ABC of Carp-Culture, by A. I. Root and Geo. Finley. 70 pages. Price, 40 cents.
Foul-Brood, by A. R. Kohnke.- Origin, development and cure. Price, 25 cents.
Father Langstroth is again heard from through his daughter, Mrs. Anna L. Cowan. We regret to announce that he has had a severe attack of La Grippe, which, for a time, threatened to become fatal. The careful nursing of his affectionate daughter has, in a measure, restored his wasted vitality, and he is now able to be about again. Mrs. Cowan writes us as follows:
My father is very feeble, and suffers much. , In November last he had a severe attack of La Grippe, which settled on his kidneys and bladder, and for a time threatened his life. He was a long time in recovering sufficient strength to enable him to get about the house again, and our physician tells us that at his age, and enfeebled condition, we cannot hope that he will ever be free from those disorders.
He desires to be affectionately remembered to you and to yours. We regret to know through the bee-papers that you have also been ill, and trust you will soon be restored to complete health.
ANNA L. COWAN.
We Understand that the Committee appointed by the North American Bee-Keepers’ Association at Albany, consisting of Dr. A. B. Mason, P. H. Elwood and J. M. Hambaugh, to secure space at the World's Fair for the apiarian exhibit, are not idle by any means, but are pushing matters.
We have, by request, interviewed the State Commissioners several times, and will appear before the State Board of Agriculture at its next meeting in April, to try to get an appropriation for the money necessary to gather a creditable State exhibit.
We bave also been notified to attend a conference with Dr. Mason and the Chief of the Agricultural Department of the National Commission on the 16th inst.
As soon as anything is definitely settled, we will report it in the BEE JOURNAL. Though not a member of the committee, we know of what is being done, as we are assisting the committee by every means in our power. At present the committee can only “report progress,” and promise details later.
A Bill protecting foreign exhibitors of patented articles from all possible prosecution for infringement has been passed by the Senate, and is pending, and reported sure to pass, in the House. The bill reads as follows:
“That no citizen of any country shall be held liable for the infringement of any patent granted by the United States, or any trade-mark registered in the United States where the act complained of is performed in connection with the exhibition of any article or thing at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago."
Death of Chas. Bianconcini entertained his listeners in this way by -The February number of l’Apicoltore,
the hour, and the delight-the profit
which his disciples obtained from the the official organ of the Central Associa
instruction of their beloved master was tion for the Encouragement of Apicul only to be compared to the satisfaction ture in Italy, contains the following and the extreme pleasure with which it which Mr. Frank Benton has translated
was imparted. It was his personal and for the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL:
thoroughly radical conviction that to
succeed in apiculture it was necessary Another distinguished and meritorious to commence with one or two colonies a piarist, Count Carlo Bianconcini, has alone, and to augment the number departed this life. We reproduce the
gradually. That this maxim was right obituary received from Mr. Lucio Paglia,
is proved by the splendid result that he and, uniting with him in bewailing our
knew how to obtain. deceased colleague, we send to the be- || “He is no more. · Apiculture has lost reaved family expressions of sincere in Count Bianconcini a warm and decondolence.
cided sustainer, an expert and intelligent Furnished with the last sacraments operator, and we cin only lament his of our Catholic religion, Cav. Count early demise, and implore peace for his Carlo Bianconcini, engineer and former ashes.” artillery captain, died at his residence in Bologna on Jan. 10, 1892.
“ Endowed by nature with great in Jackson Park will retain as one genuity, and sustained by a good heart of its permanent attractions the buildthe worthy seat of humane and elevated ing which Japan will erect for its headsentiments, whoever had recourse to
quarters at the Exposition. The building him was made the recipient of wise counsels. Receiving all without distinc
will be modeled after one of the most tion, but with innate affability, he left famous and architecturally unique of them satisfied and charmed with his Japan's ancient temples, and with its familiar and genteel ways. He loved God, his country, and his family, and
surrounding garden will cost $70,000. has left in tears and deepest affliction
About 40,000 square feet will be ochis wife—the Countess Maria, and their cupied. only child-the little Countess Editta, as The South Park commissioners have well as all who knew him.
accepted the offer of S. Tegima, repre“Having retired from military life,
sentative of the Mikado, to give the he devoted himself wholly and indefatigably to the most important occupations,
structure to Chicago on condition that it and to the study of agriculture and re be kept permanent, and in repair, and lated industries, acquiring through his
that one room in it be devoted to a pubwritings the esteem not alone of eminent
lic exhibit of Japanese works of art, persons versed in these matters, but even of the royal government by which which the Japanese government agrees he was often called to the capital and to replenish from time to time. consulted on questions in viticulture and oenology. 6. Among agricultural industries api
A German Scientist announces culture stood first in his thoughts. He held it in high estimation, and occupied
with some justifiable pride that he has himself with it personally and with pre discovered a way of converting the dilection, always attaining, even in the cellulose of wood into grape sugar, less favorable years, an adequate com
making thereof an appetizing comestipensation for his assiduous care, as can be seen by the accounts which he was
ble. In polite circles lunches of rosepleased to publish in the columns of wood piano legs will probably be served, l'Apicoltore. He had his apiary at while toothpicks will take rank as a Poggio Renatico, Province of Ferrara,
genuine dessert.-Chicago News. formerly his home. The hive he preferred was that of Sartori. An enthusi That is no worse than to have old astic a piarist, he acted as an apostle of the rational system of bee-keeping by
boot-legs made into glucose, and then means of movable combs, and had not a
have it fraudulently sold for extractedfew followers. A ready speaker, he honey.
The Chalmers Super, which | placed. A second rim may be laid on we lately mentioned as having in our
top of the super. Museum, is thus commented upon by
When you wish to reverse it, hold the
two rims tight down to the T-rests, then Mr. D. A. Jones, in the Canadian Bee
reverse the super. Journal :
When the sections are to be taken out We are pleased to be able to give a
of the super, simply remove the T-rest
at the ends, which allows the end-board description of a new super. It was invented by Mr. Chalmers, of Poole, Ont.,
to slip out, and the sections may be
emptied out. one of our cleverest bee-keepers, who is
For closed-end frames these section very ingenious, and quite original in his
rests at the ends would be necessary, ideas. The super may be taken a part or put
while there would be none in the center. together in five or ten seconds. It is ex
Another point is, that the tin coming ceedingly simple in its construction, yet
over the end of the frame would prevent it combines many valuable points and
it from being glued fast with propolis, important principles. Mr. Chalmers ex as is sometimes the case. hibited it at the annual meeting of the Ontario Bee-Keepers', Association, held at London, where it was examined by
The Post-Office Committee of many, who pronounced it another step the House has reported favorably on a in the right direction.
bill authorizing the Postmaster General It is very simple, cheap and easily manipulated, and for a close-end frame
to make tests of the free delivery of hive, we have not seen anything that we mails in rural districts. think would equal it.
The corresponding Senate Committee It is admirably adapted for section
has also indicated its approval of a bill supers, for which it was originally intended, and is made as follows:
to reduce postage on merchandise from Take two boards 36 of an inch thick,
one cent per once to one cent for two 474 inches wide, and 3 inches longer ounces. than is required for the inside measure of the super; then take two boards \x444 inches, the exact length of the
A Sample of “extra thin ” surplus inside measure of super ; then % inch
comb-foundation, 12 feet to the pound, from each end of this board put a saw made from a 6-inch mill, just started in cut across it 36, and 1 1/16 of an inch
A. I. Root's wax room is received. It deep; then cut from the end on an angle into the same cut. This makes a
is interesting to note the excellent work V-shape on one side of the board. Make they are putting out on the foundation all for ends this way.
machines now being made at that esNow, take four pieces 1%x%x414
tablishment. The sample is beautiful, inches, bevel one side from 1% down to %4; then nail these four pieces on the
and shows perfect workmanship. ends of the four sides of the super with the bevelled edge in. Turn the two bevelled edges of the end pieces out, and
No Exchange is more welcome it just fits in the niche like a dovetail. than “Frank Leslie's Illustrated
There is a saw cut made at each end Weekly.” It has this week all the imof the side pieces 36 of an inch deep, and
provements which have been gradually 1% inches from each end, when a T
taking place in its pages. In make-up rest is closed down that just fits tight up against the end-board holding it in
and pictures it ranks not only with the position. The two ends are held in best American weeklies, but with the position by four T-rests, which fit so foreign ones as well. But the most tightly against them that it is impossible
interesting thing in the paper is the for them to move out of the dovetail.
Perhaps some may ask, What holds contribution by Capt. R. Kelso Carter, the T-rest from falling out, especially on the coming transformation of the the one on the under side, heretofore
earth, written in a popular style, the stated ? This super is just 414 inches,
first of a series to be presented, which 80 you will observe that in order to have a bee-space, he has a rim 7 inch wide will be interesting to all. Price, 10 by 5/16 deep, on which this super is 1 cents.
Honey for Food and Medicine, were its health-producing properties more familiarly known, would be appropriated to a much greater extent than is found at the present time.
That this valuable information is not more extensively disseminated, and a consequent increased demand felt, for the sweet product of the bees, is largely due to the apathy existing among those who produce honey-by their failure to take it upon themselves to inform their neighbors of the facts concerning the health-giving and health-keeping qualities of this “nectar of the gods.”
When all appreciate the benefits to be derived from its regular and constant use, then will honey-producers begin to realize the nobility of their pursuit, and exert themselves to supply a demand that will at once arise.
The following paragraphs, taken from the Chicago Daily News of recent date, endeavor to show something of the value of honey as an article of diet and remedial agent:
But few people are cognizant of the benefits to be derived from a moderate use of honey as food. Saccharine matter, as a rule, is apt to affect the system injuriously, but if taken in the form of honey, it at once becomes a valuable food and medicine. Instead of having it given to us in combination with bulk foods, as in the cane and beet, it is, in the case of honey, mingled with fruit juices derived from flowers highly charged with medicinal properties.
Honey taken as food becomes a powerful medicine to the sugar-fed and half diseased, and many people must begin on small quantities and acquire an appetite for it. Foul air, improper ventilation, coal gas and sudden changes of temperature, and exposure of lungs and throats to sudden chill are the source of no end to throat and bronchial troubles. A free, regular and constant use of honey is probably the best medicine for throat troubles known, and its regular use is largely corrective.
English horticultural papers are renewing their attack on American apples, on the ground that they contain arsenic, and the attacks are being generally copied in the daily press. The charge is that growers sprinkle arsenic on their trees to prevent the ravages of a moth which eats nothing but apples and pears. The editor of the Horticultural Times is the author of the “arsenic scare,” as it is called. Immense quantities of American apples are sold in England, and bring high prices, which, perhaps, explains the reason for the attack.
Spraying fruit trees, plants and vines for the prevention of the ravages of insects and fungus diseases, is no longer an experiment, but a necessity, in order to get large crops of perfect fruit. Of course the spraying must not be done while the trees are in bloom-but just as the fruit is “set."
For full information on this subject, address William Stahl, manufacturer of Excelsior Spraying Outfits, Quincy, Ills., who will send free a full and complete treatise on this subject.
We are glad to be able to state that Mr. Stahl gives proper directions for the time of spraying, so that no damage will result to the bees. He says:
Apple trees should be sprayed twicewhen the apples are the size of peas, and again in a week or ten days. Plum trees should be sprayed three or four times, at intervals of a week or ten days, beginning as soon as the blossoms have fallen. To spray an orchard will cost, per spraying, for material and labor of applying the mixture as well as preparing it, from 15 to 25 cents per acre.
Very Fine samples of thin foundation are received from W. W. Cary, of
white wax, and all show excellent workmanship.
The Foreign participation in the The Amateur Bee-Keeper, World's Columbian Fair, up to the pres- by J. W. Rouse ; 52 pages. Price, 25c. ent, embraces 72 Nations and Provinces. | For sale at this office.