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Bee Keeping

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A Case In Point
A Cause Suggested
A Disputed Question
A Duty
A Moth Can Go Where Bees Can
A Multitude Of Drones Needed
A Person's Breath Offensive And Other Causes
A Room Made For Wintering Bees
A Rule For The Time Of These Issues
A Successful Method
A Suggestion
A Test
A Test For The Presence Of A Queen
A Test For The Presence Of Queen Doubted
A Tool For Their Destruction
A Young Queen Takes The Place Of Her Mother In The Old Stock
Accumulation Of Faeces Described By Some Writers As A Disease
Accusations Not Always Right
Advantage Of Proper Arrangement
Advantage Of The Hive Close To The Board
Advantage Of The Patent Vender
Advantages In Transferring
Advantages Of Buckwheat
Advantages Of Making One Good Stock From Two Poor Ones
Advantages Of The Changeable Hive Considered
After Swarms
After Swarms Different In Appearance From The First When About To Issue
Age Of Bees Indicated
Alder Yields The First
All Bee-keepers Should Understand It As It Is
All Should Be Made To Enter
Amount Of Honey Collected From It
An Experiment
An Experiment
An Experiment 2
An Extra Quantity Of Pollen Not Always Detrimental
Another Method Of Uniting Two Families
Another Time Preferred
Answers Not Satisfactory
Ants A Word In Their Favor
Apparent Contradiction When Feeding Causing Starvation
Appearance Of Bees In Cold Weather
Apt To Be Deceived About The Worms
Apt To Deceive
Are All The Birds Guilty?
Are Not Bees An Advantage To Vegetation?
Are Not Bees Directed Alone By Instinct?
Are They All Guilty?
Arrangement For Feeding
Artificial Swarms Only Safe Near The Swarming Season
Bad Policy To Raise The Hives
Bee Pasturage
Bees Changeable
Bees Disposed To Carry Away Honey
Bees Do Not Increase If Full After The First Year In Same Hive
Bees Mark Their Location On Leaving The Hive
Bees When In The House Should Be Kept Perfectly Dark
Best Conveyance
Best Time To Witness Comb-making
Best To Use Old Combs As Long As They Will Answer
Both Old And Young Leave With Swarms
Bottom-boards For Hiving
Box For Wren
Boxes For Double Swarms Immediately
Burying Bees
But Little Risk With Good Stocks
By Gaining One Point Produce Another Evil
Can Be Taken Some Distance
Can Often Be Prevented
Canal Bottom-board Discarded
Care In Selecting Stock Hives For Winter
Care In Turning Over Hives
Care Needed
Cat-bird Acquitted
Catnip Mother-wort And Hoarhound Are Sought After
Cause Of Its Spreading
Cause Of Starving In Such Hives
Cause Of The Queen's Inability To Fly Suggested
Cause Of Their Superior Thrift
Caution Respecting Diseased Brood
Cells Larger Than Necessary At First
Chamber Hive
Changing Stand Attended With Loss
Clustering Bushes
Clustering Outside Not Always To Be Depended Upon
Common Cause Of Commencing
Common Hive Recommended
Common Opinion
Condition Of Stocks In 1851
Conflicting Theories
Contrast Of Profit
Correct Size Between Two Extremes
Cover For Hives
Crooked Combs A Disadvantage
Danger Of Setting Stocks Too Close
Decide Early
Description And Duty Of Workers
Description Of Cutting's Changeable Hive
Description Of Disease
Description Of Drones
Description Of Swarm Issuing
Destruction Of Worms
Different Methods Have Been Adopted
Different Methods Of Straining Honey
Different Opinions About Them
Different Opinions As To Time
Different With Larger Ones
Difficulty In Deciding
Directions For Boring Holes In Full Stocks
Directions For Feeding
Directions For Making Glass Hive
Directions For Making Hives
Directions For Making Holes
Directions For Uniting Two Families
Discrepancy In Time In Rearing Brood As Given By Huber
Do Bees Injure The Crop?
Do Swarms Choose A Location Before Swarming?
Do The Bees Eat More When Allowed To Come Out Occasionally In Winter?
Does Its Loss Prove Fatal?
Does Not Analogy Prove That Bees Should Be Kept Warm In Winter?
Drones Destroyed When Honey Is Scarce
Effect Of Keeping Second-rate Stocks Out Of The Sun
Effect Of Tobacco Smoke
Effects Of Snow Considered
Empty Hives To Be Ready
Enemies Of Bees
Evidence Of The Old Queen's Leaving
Evils Of Winterings In The Open Air Considered
Expense In Constructing Changeable Hives
Expense Of Renewing Combs
Experiments Of The Author To Get Rid Of The Frost
Families May Be Equalized
Feeding To Induce Early Swarms
First Care
First Delusion
First Indications
First Issues Generally Choose Fair Weather
First Objection Cost Of Construction
First-rate Stocks Recommended To Begin With
Freezing Destroys Them
Freezing Destroys Worms Cocoon And Moth
Frost And Ice In A Hive Accounted For
Frost And Ice Sometimes Smother Bees
Frost May Cause Starvation
Fruit Flowers Important In Good Weather
Further Illustrations
Further Objections To A Sectional Hive
Garden Flowers Unimportant
Getting Out Wax Different Methods
Gillmore's System Doubted
Glass Boxes How To Make
Glass Boxes Preferred
Good Stock Seldom Without Brood
Great Disadvantage Of Killing The Bees
Guess Work
Guide-combs Necessary
Hall's Patent
Hive To Be Inverted
Hives Can Be Made With Less Expense
Hives Not Always Full Before Swarming
Hives To Be Thoroughly Made
How A Small Family May All Freeze
How Avoided
How Far Will They Go In Search Of A Home?
How Found
How Is Wax Obtained?
How Large Hives Can Be Made Smaller
How Long It Will Do To Wait Before Feeding
How Many Stocks Should Be Kept
How Part Of The Swarm Is Frozen
How Pollen Is Stored In The Breeding Season
How Small Stocks Commence
How Swarms Are Generally Managed That Leave For The Woods
How They Pass The Winter
How They Were Managed
How To Find Queen When Two Strangers Are Together
How To Proceed When Attacked
Huber's Account Of A Commencement Of Comb
Ignorance Of Officers And Committees
Imperfectly Understood
Improper Remedies
Inclined Bottom-boards Do Not Throw Out All The Worms
Indications Of Robbers
Indications Of Swarming Inside The Hive
Indications Of The Loss
Indications Of Their Presence
Instincts Of The Bee Always The Same
Insufficiency Of Inclined Bottom-board
Inverting A Stock Rather Formidable At First
Irritability Of Bees
Is A Dry Or Wet Season Best For Honey?
Is Candied Honey Injurious?
Is It An Elaborate Or Natural Substance?
Is Pollen Converted Into Wax?
Is The Age Of The Queen Important?
Its Location
Jars And Tumblers How Prepared
Jones' Patent
Kind Of Wood Width Of Board Etc
King-bird One Word In His Favor
Large Yield From Basswood
Larger Hive More Safe For Long Winters Or Backward Spring
Liability Of Being Destroyed
Liability To Enter Wrong Stocks
Long Cells Sometimes Turned Upward
Making Holes After The Hive Is Full
Making Passages To Every Part Of Their Combs
Making Them Drunk And Their Execution By Chickens
Management Of Room Towards Spring
Manner Of Disposing Of The Bees In The Boxes
Manner Of Hiving Can Be Varied
Manner Of Packing It
Manner Of Packing Stores
Manner Of Stowing Away Bees
Manner Of Working Wax
Mark The Date Of Swarms On The Hive
May Always Be Heard Before And After Swarm
Means Of Arresting A Swarm
Means Of Protection
Means Of Understanding It
Means To Destroy Them
Mending Broken Combs
Method For Pruning When Necessary
Method Of Doing It
Method Of Killing Worms In Boxes
Method Of Uniting
Methods Of Removing Combs From The Hive
Miner's Hive
Mistaken Conclusions
Moderate Weather Best To Remove Bees
More Care Needed By After Swarms When Hived
Most Brood In Spring
Mr Miner Not Correct
Mr Weeks' Theory Not Satisfactory
Mrs Griffith's Hive
My Own Experience
Natural And Artificial Swarms Equally Prosperous
Necessity For Further Observation
Necessity Of Care
No Danger Of A Sting By The Queen
No Necessity To Have The Bees Plundered In The Fall
Not Always To Be Depended Upon
Not Disposed To Sting
Not Easily Detected At First
Not Generally Understood
Not Properly Understood
Not To Be Depended Upon
Not Too Many Stocks Taken Out At Once
Nothing But Bees Needed In A Hive
Objection Answered
Objection To Pruning
Objection To Using Boxes Before The Hive Is Full
Objections To General Feeding
Objections To Suspended Bottom-board
Objections To Suspended Hives
Obtaining A Queen From Worker Brood
Of Swarms That Lose Their Queen
Old Breeding Cells Will Last A Long Time
Old Queen Leaves With The First Swarm
Old Stocks Are Good As Any If Healthy
One Like Common Hive Preferred
Operation Of Laying And The Eggs Described
Opposition To Simplicity
Other Difficulties
Other Symptoms Of Worms
Other Theories
Particular Directions For Testing The Matter
Perfect Observatory Hive Described
Philosophy In Filling A Cell With Honey
Piping Of The Queen
Plurality Of Queens Destroyed
Prefix Of Patent A Bad Recommendation
Preparations For Transporting Bees
Preventing A Swarm Issuing For A Time
Principal Difficulty
Principle Of Swarming Not Understood
Principles Should Be Understood
Profit The Object
Proper Conduct
Protection From The Sun Necessary
Public Inquiry And Answers
Purchasing Stock And Transporting Bees
Putting On And Taking Off Boxes
Queen Described
Rats And Mice
Reasons For The Opinion
Reasons Of Failure In Dividing Hives
Red Raspberry A Favorite
Remedial Experiments
Remedies For Stings
Repetition Prevented
Requisites Before Preparation Of Queen's Cells
Requisites For Good Stocks
Result Of Ignorance In Purchasing
Returning A Part To The Old Stock
Returning After Swarms To The Old Stock
Robbing Usually Commences On A Warm Day
Rough Treatment Of The Young Bee
Rule In Taking Bees For A Share
Scalding The Honey To Destroy The Poison For Feeding
Season For Operating
Secretions Of The Aphis
Section Of Country May Make A Difference In What Poor Stocks Need
Securing Bees In The Hive
See Bees Often
Seldom Go Off Without Clustering
Shape Of No Consequence
Should Be A Last Resort
Should Be Taken To The Stand Immediately
Should Not Be Delayed
Singular Fatality Attendant On Silkweed
Singular Secretion
Size For Warm Latitudes
Size Important
Size Of Cap And Boxes
Size Of Hives Needed
Sizes Of Hives Important
Small Hives More Liable To Accidents
Small Matters
Smoker Described
Snow Need Not Always Prevent Carrying Out Bees
Some Advantage In Being Near The Earth
Some Compulsion
Some In The Best Stocks
Some Precautions In Hiving Two Swarms Together
Some Wax Wasted
Space Between Hives
Speculators Supported Long Enough
Spider Condemned
Spring The Worst Time
State Of Queen's Cell When Used
State When Swarms Issue
Sting Described
Stocks More Liable To Be Destroyed Last Of Summer
Stocks Pruned Now Are Better For Winter
Stocks To Be Protected On Some Occasions
Straining Honey And Wax
Strong Stocks Disposed To Plunder
Subject Not Understood
Substitute For Pollen
Success In This Matter
Surplus Honey Will Contain Bee-bread
Swarms Necessary To Be Seen
Swarms Partly Filled Pay Better Than To Cut Out The Honey
Swarms Sometimes Return
Symptoms To Be Observed
Temperature Of Room
Terms Applied To Young Bees
The Author Has No Patent To Recommend
The Author's Remedy
The Cause
The Cause Uncertain
The Effect Of Ice Or Frost On Bees And Comb
The Fumigator
The Idea Of Bees Not Freezing Has Led To Errors In Practice
The Manner
The Next Best Place For Wintering Bees
The Number Of Eggs Deposited By The Queen Guessed At
The Queen Liable To Be Lost In Her Excursions
The Time When It Occurs
Their Battles
Their Industry
Their Manner Of Attack
Their Means Of Defence
Their Progress Described
They Are Poor Dependence
Three Kinds Of Bees
Three Principal Sources Of Honey
Time After The First
Time Between Second And Third Issues
Time For Setting Out Bees
Time From The Egg To The Perfect Bee
Time Of Continuance Varies
Time Of Day Weather Etc
Time Of Greatest Irritability
Time Of Growth
Time Of Putting On Rule
Time Of Transformation
Time Taken To Fill A Box
Time To Expect Them
To Be Taken Off When Filled
To Prevent Swarms Uniting With Those Already Hived
Toad Got Clear
Tobacco Smoke Preferred To Slides
Too Much Honey May Sometimes Be Stored
Trap To Catch Worms
Two Families Together Will Not Consume As Much As If Separate
Two May Be United
Two Or More Swarms Liable To Unite
Two Sides Of The Question
Two Things To Be Prevented
Uncertainty In Weight Of Bees
Uniting Comb And Honey As Well As Bees
Uniting With Tobacco Smoke
Unprofitable If Too Large
Use Of Tobacco Smoke
Usual Method
Utility Of Bee-houses Doubted
Utility Of Moth-proof Hives Doubted
Variation Of These Hives
Wasps And Hornets Not Favored
Water Necessary To Comb-making
Weak Families In Most Danger
Weeks' Improvement
What May Be Fed
What May Be Seen
What They Do With Propolis
What Used For
When Bees Are Needed
When Bees Are Safe
When Care Is Necessary
When Drones Are Reared
When Feeding Should Be Done For Stock Hives
When It Is Useless To Expect More Swarms
When Out Of Reach
When Queens Are Reared
When They Cannot Be Shaken Off
When They Grow Larger Than Usual
When They Should Be Returned
When To Examine Stocks That Have Swarmed
When To Take Off Boxes Part Full
When Two Have United The Method Of Separating
Whole Families May Desert The Hive
Wood Boxes

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