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MURPHY'S HONEY EXTRACTOR I the best and most durable Extractor in the mar

ket. For further particulars send for Circular. Also I shall have a few Italian Queens to spare after June 1st. Address, R. R. MURPHY, apr74m 6

Fulton, Whiteside Co., Ni. Italian Queens for 1874. Of

the highest grade of purity and excellence. No tery, or bee cholera has ever visited my apiary. Others OFFER queens CHEAPER, but I guarantee satisfaction. Also Full Colonies in Langstroth Hives. Send for price list. Address, W. J. DAVIS, apr74m6

Youngsville, Warren Co., Pa.

Italian Queeen Bees. IMPORTED and Home-Bred, cheap as the cheapest. Queens a specialty. Circulars free.

Address, T. N. HOLLETT,

mar74tf. Pennsville, Ohio. 300 Gerster's Wax Extractors, 2000 Home Bred Queens, IMPORTED QUEENS.

One pound (square) Jars, per gross,

$6.50 A PIATRIAN SUPPLIES. at bottom prices. Circu


per gross, Tin Foil Caps,


Labels for 1 & 2 ib Jars, apr74tf Reily, Butler Co., 0.

address printed to to order, per thousand,


One Quart Fruit Jars (Mason's Patent,)
per gross,

19.00 Labels for 3 tb Jars, per gross,

.65 WE Bees or Nuclues or full stocks in April and

address printed to orMay. Send for Price List. Address,

der, per thousand,


One pound flint (white) Glass Jars, gross, $8 Columbia, Tenn. Two

11 After May 1st, address Indianapolis, Ind., or Cim. LANGSTROTH'S BEE-HIVES, cinnati, Ohio.

Uncapping-knives, Bee-veils, &c.,

At reasonable rates.
For further particulars address,

CHAS. F. MUTH, Cincinnati, Ohio.











The best Bee-Feeder in use. Sample by mail, post paid, 75 cents.

Circular Sent Free Address, C. C. VAN DEUSEN,

Sprout Brook N. Y.

Corner Lake and Market Sts.,




Pure Tested Queens
Warrated in every respect to give good satisfaction.

Pure Italian Queen Bees NE Be not deceived by imitations.

Bred on Kelley's Island, in Lake Erie, twelve

miles from Mainland. Completely isolated from other bees, Also,

POR sale at the office of the AMERICAN BEE JOUR-

NAL. Sent postpaid on receipt of price.
Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee. $2.00
Quinby's Mysteries of Bee Keeping, 1.50
Adair's Annals of Bee Culture, 1870, .25
The American Bee Keepers' Guide. By
E. Kretchmer. Bound in muslin,. 1.00

My small pamphlet, “ The Honey Bee," 128 in paper covers,... Bees and their Management,

pagis, just out. Send for one, Price 30 cents, by Mrs. Tupper... .15 For further particulars, Address, with stamp, Address all orders to T. G. NEWMAN

Cedar Rapids, Iowa. jar 7 ltf

Benn'ngton, Morrow Co., 0.



100 ;


PATENTS, American and Foreign,


Quinby's new smoker, $1.50For 25 . in addition I will send it free by mail. It will be in two parts, and screws will be in place showing where it is to be put together. Send for Circular and price, M. QUINBY,

OFFICERS: Seth Hoagland, Mercer, Pa., President; juliitf. St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co. N. Y. Abner J. Pope, Indianapolis, Secretary: J. S. Hill,

Mt. Healthy, O., Treasurer; D. L. Adair. Hawesville,

and the FOR SALE.-Italian Bees and Quetractor.

Ky., Cor. Secretary. With one Vice President in -Hive and

For each State, Territory and Province. terme, address W. A. SCHOFIELD, Nos, 8 and 9

The Society will hold its Fourth Annual Session Brandon Block, southwest corner Washington and at Pittsburgh, Pa., on the second Wednesday, (11th Delaware Streets, Indianapolis, Ind.

day.) of November, 1874.

T'he payment of $1.00, annually, entitles to Memuable labor-saving PATENTS of every

bership, and a copy of the Transactions, when pub

lished. description, for sale, with any of which A FORTUNE Can easily be made.

Queens in August and September, reared from PATENTS bought and sold. Special agents imported mothers, and tested, at $5.00 each; three wanted in every town.

for $12.00; safe arrival guaranteed.

We believe that the latter part of the season is the time when bees can be most safely Italianized- and reports of success are most encouraging from those

who have done it after swarming season was over. Procured for inventions, designs, trade marks

We will send full instructions how to do it safely, and copyrights.

with each queen sent out. Rehearings obtained in rejected cases. Infringe

ITALIAN BEE CO., Des Moines, Iowa. ments prosecuted and defended. Preliminary examinations and searches made. Trade inarks patented in Russia.

Labels for Honey. Correspondence solicited and promptly answered We will furnish labels for honey jars, containing in all matters appertaining to Patent business.

extracted honey-giving name of store selling itC. MAXWELL BUEL,

in neat style for $3.50 for 500, or $5.00 for 1,000. ju174m6 289 21st. Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.


Cedar Rapids, Iowa. THE BEST


We will still furnish these hives, in neat form, IN IOWA,

each containing a choice queen, and four frames of

comb and brood, at $12.00. Safe arrival guaranteed, BURLINGTON, CEDAR RAPIDS AND and when two are ordered together, express charges


Those wishing to secure Italians in the best way will find this rare chance. A little care will, in ten

days time, build these up into good stock colonies, 2 PASSENGER TRAINS

and the saving in express charges alone makes it

much better than to buy full sized hives. We warEACH JAY DAILY,

rant satisfaction to all who order these small hives. Except Sunday.

ITALIAN BEE CO., Des Moines, Iowa. Connecting with trains of the Chicago and South Western Ry. at Columbus Junction,

HOUDAN AND WHITE LEGHORN Chicago, R. I. & P. at West Liberty, Chicago & North Western at Cedar Rapids, Illinois PULLETS AND COCKERELS. Central at Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Milwau

Well grown and of choice stock, from premium kee and St. Paul at Austin, making a direct

birds, at $5.00 per pair, until September. Those route to all points in

wishing to make a beginning with these varieties Northern Iowa and Minnesota. of fowls will find this a rare opportunity.

Purity and safe arrival guaranteed.
Miller Couplers and Westinghouse Air
Brakes on all passenger trains.

Address, M. C. & M. F. TUPPER,

Des Moines, Iowa. Sleeping Cars on all night trains. Tickets, Time Cards and all information given by Fruit Box and Crate. Agents of connecting lines. W. W. WALKER, WM. GREENE.

[SECOR'S PATENT.] Gen'l Sup't. Gen'l Manager.

THE BEST EVER INVENTED C. J. IVES, Gen'l Pass. & Ticket Agt, jul74m6

Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

For transporting the most delicate fruit safely over

any kind of road and any distance. FOR SALE,

Cheap, durable, thoroughly ventilated. Will

more than pay for itself in one season by bringing On account of departure for California,

the fruit in a better condition to market.

* Ripe blackberries carried in country wagons, without springs, over rough roads thirty miles,

without damaging in any respect," In Langstroth and Simplicity hives, 30 new empty Send for descriptive circular. hives, about 1,000 new empty combs, extractors, &c.

Manufacturing licenses and Territorrial rights for Also an improved farm of 233 acres, prairie and

sale by timber, in whole or part to suit; must be seen to be

C. MAXWELL BUEL, appreciated. A bargain, sure. For further particulars apply to or address, F. H. HARKINS.

299 21st Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. aug74m3

Home, Brown Co., Minn. Please state you saw this in the Bee Journal.

An Apiary of 125 Stocks of Bees,



The coming hive is now among you ! Manor Bee-Hive & Trap

Patented April 15, 1873. Gray haired Apiarians smile and exclaim. “ How simple and yet how perfect! Why did some one not think of that half a century ago!" You can divide a colony in three minutes without

their knowing it; Capture all the drones in one afternoon: Winter well on the summer stands in any climate; Italianize a whole apiary in one season with one

Italian colony; Take half a swarm and set on the parlor table to

amuse your bee friends. Two Medals of Honor and not a year before the public. Your Township and a Sample Hive, $13.

Adjoining Townships for $5 each.
Send stamp for Illustrated Circular.


Millereville, Lancaster Co., Pa.



After Sept 1st I will sell my best queens $2.00 each or $1.50 each in orders of twelve or more. Purity and safe arrival guaranteed and satisfaction given. Address, ŘEV. J. E. KEARNS, sepimp

Waterloo, Juniata Co., Pa. Our Boys' and Girls' Own, an illustrated paper only 50 cents a year, with two beautiful chromos free. Agents get 25 cents in cash for every subscription they send 118. Send a three cent stamp for a sample copy or 25 cents for a complete outfit.

Boys' and Girls' Own, sept3mex

Chicago, Ills,

New York Honey House

UEEN BEE-HIVE.-For hives, and rights in

this justly celebrated hive, in the State of Pennsylvania, apply to A. J. Hoover, who deals in Pure Italian Bees and Queens, and all kinds of apiarian supplies. Also, agent for the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL. Send for circular and price list for 1874. Address A. J. HOOVER, Plymouth, Luzerne Co., Pa.

is now permanently established at

208, 210 & 212 GRAND ST., near Broadway, where I am fully prepared to pay cash on delivery of goods. jan74y1


Imported Queens from the best districts in Italy, Having at last fully succeeded in the importation of Italian bees, we offer Imported Queens, just received, at the following prices:

One Queen, $10.00 Two Queens, $18.00 Orders filled immediately on receipt of price. Safe arrival guaranteed. The queens are all young. Also home-bred queens for sale. References given if required. CH. DADANT & SON, septf

Hamilton, Hancock Co., II. Keokuk & Des Moines Railway. No. 132. TIME TABLE. 1874.

FOR 50 CENTS we will send The National Agriculturist, a large, live, 16 page illustrated family paper, six months on trial, or with large first class chromo Flowers of Paradise, 15% x 21

inches, for $1.00, and extend the time six months free to agents sending subscribers, besides large cash commission or premiums. The Bee-keepers' Magazine, same terms. Terms to Agents, sent free.

Address, H. A. KING & CO., aug74m4

75 Barclay st., New York.

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BEE Without cost. No more pain or

swelling. This is a new discovery, STINGS and we have just issued a Supple

ment to the Busy Bee, explaining CURED bow the dreaded sting can be made harmless by any one.

The BUSY BEE treats on scientific and practical Bee Culture-Reproduction of bees fully explaived, and a new system of management outlined. Every bee-keeper wants a copy.

Busy Bee and supplement containing bee-sting cure, 10 cents post-paid; 7 copies. 50 cents; 15 copies, $1. Address,

THE BUSY BEE, aug74m3

Lavansville, Pa.



May 17.

No. 3. No, 1.

No. 2. No. 4. 7:40 p.m, 7:30 a.m. Keokuk ....4:00 p.m. 4:15 a.m. 8:58 9:05 Farmington 2:33 2:25 9:38 9:55 Summit ...1:42

1:28 10:22

10:52 Eldon ... 12:40 12:30 11:00 11:50 Ottumwa.. 12:00 m. 11:45 11:47 12:35 p.m. Eddyville. . 10:53 p.m. 9:55 11:50 12:40 Transfer... 10:48 9:50 12:10 a.m. 1:00 Oskaloosa . 10:25

9:30 12:55 1:45 Pella .......6:38 8:10 2:38

3:30 Altoona ....7:47 6:47 3:10

7:00 Des Moines.7:15 6:15 12:00 m. 7:45 Grand Junc. 4:00 a.m. 1:00 10:15 Ft. Dodge le

10:30 a.m. ARRIVE.

LEAVE. CONNECTIONS, At Keokuk with the Toledo, Wabash & Western Railroad; Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw Railroad; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy and Mississippi Valley Western Railways, and the Packets on the Mississippi River.

At Farmington with the Burlington & Southwestern Railroad. At Eldon with the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, (Southwestern branch.) At ottumiwa with the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, and St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railroad. At Eddyville transfer with the Central Railroad of Iowa. At Des Moines and Altoona with the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacitic Railroad. At Des Moines with the Des Moines & Fort Dodge Railroad. At Grand Junction with the Chicago & Morthwastern Railroad. At Fort Dodge with the Illinois Central Railroad.

Fare as low as the lowest. Sleeping cars on all night trains. Geo. H. Griggs, Gen'l Supt.

John GIVEX, Gen'l Ticket Ag't.

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Vol. X.


No. 9.


victims fall to catch another. Bee-keepers should be awake, as there is no doubt, but this insect retards the progress of hives more than anything else. The flies are from

to 14 inches long, with a long pointed abCorrespondents should write only on one side of the sheet. Their best thoughts and practical ideas are

domen, marked with light colored wings. always welcome; no matter how rough, we will cheer: Wings transparent, color from yellow to fully * fix them up."

brown. Feet long, strong and hairy. Pro

boscis (the sucking apparatus) strong, short For the American Bee Journal, and pointed. I give this rough descripSpring Dwindling

tion to enable every bee-keeper to recognize

them quick. They fly with a short deep You may possibly find the following “hum” almost like a bee's hum, only shortworth a place in your paper :

er and deeper in tone. Much has been said about the dwindling Bee-keepers should report on this Insect. down of bees this spring. I have observed Sigel, ni.

CHAS. SOME. the same phenomen without finding the solution. I wintered 29 stocks of Italians on summer stands. 3 stocks died in Feb

For the American Bee Journal, ruary with sufficient honey. The balance

Some New Thing or 26 stocks remained good and lively. I made in May and June 17 new swarms, but

This has been an unusual summer for the bees would not increase much. Many swarming. Notwithstanding I commenced stocks even seemed to dwindle down in early dividing them. When the swarming June, when I found one day that a fly of a season came on, they went into swarming peculiar long form, caught and sucked my in real earnest. At first I accommodated bees. Becoming awake to the subject I them with new homes, and gave each swarm found many such bee-killers, who were a frame filled with brood. All went on weil very greedy on the poor bees. No book or but still they continued to swarm. I then journal speoks of them. At last, I found a came to the conclusion, as the basswood description of them in Prof. C. V. Riley's harvest was just approaching, there must Second Annual Missouri Report, page 121; be something done to keep them together, all three species are there described. I found or lose our favorite supply of surplus honey; and killed a large number. At first I found so I commenced cutting out the queen cells watching on grass, Eraux Barbardi and no from the parent hives, but almost invariaother. After that disappeared, a similar bly failed in keeping them together. The fly Asileus Seriieus and then as less Mis- following day, out they would come and souriensis appeared. The latter two I found continued day after day to come out. Fiin large numbers on buckwheat and wild nally I concluded to try an experiment someflowers. They abound at this day, although thing entirely new to me, but perhaps not I catch with an insect net as many as pos. new to our old experienced bee-keepers. sible, often 50 in an hour. I am sure these As they refused to accept their old homes, creatures have killed over 100,000 of my I put them in an empty hive, setting them a bees, and I am convinced, that there is no proper distance from their first location, other bee enemy to be compared with these then proceeded to take out the frames with flies. The swallow's seem to be fond of adhering bees; examining closely I removed them, also other birds. This fly will des. all the queen cells, adding them to the new troy a bee in five minutes. They pounce swarms, I had no more trouble with them upon them while alighting on grass or coming out. Instead of putting the new flowers, holding them helpless with their with the old, I put the old with the new, long feet, and inserting their short but having tried the above experiment on some pointed proboscis into their chest, they drop 8 or 10, I consider it a success. with them to the lower part of the stem of The early part of the honey season was a plant and sucking a little while, let their poor, the white clover proved a failure. Up

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