Gleanings in bee culture Volume 33

9781236406590: Gleanings in bee culture Volume 33
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...scattered amongst the hives to provide for shade later on. You can form an idea of the growth of this tree by looking at the two pictures of the house-apiary built on the same ground of this home yard. The smaller picture of this house-apiary was taken when it was just finished. You will notice that there is no tree planted on its side, and I planted at that time a small stick of "guasima" that was lying on the ground. It looks in this picture as if the boys thought that what I wanted to take was their picture instead of the house-apiary. The other picture of this house-apiary was taken a year later, and you will notice that the tree is rather taller than the house itself. You may be interested in knowing something about this house-apiary, which perhaps will seem to you a strange thing here in this hot climate. It was built for experiment healthy colony in the whole yard nor even in my neighbor's yard. I sent you a sam and eight frames of brood when those outside had only two and three, I must say that, taking all points into consideration, the two first years' ex-perience with this house-apiary has not proved it to be a success. Com-paring the result for the whole sea-son of those fifty colonies in the house-apiary with a like number of similar ones located outside in the open air, those in the house-apiary, in spite of having had at times so much more brood, did not yield more honey than those located outside. The total yield of honey from both lots was aDout even. It remains against the house-apiary, the unhandiness in working bees and hives there; and the extreme heat in the house dur-ing the day time, in spite of same be-ing provided with ventilation, makes it so uncomfortable to work in that the boys dislike to work in it, and take turns in ...

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