2000 Inches Safe For This Section





I am satisfied that 2,000 inches in the clear, is the proper size for

safety in this section, and consequently, profit. On an average, swarms

from this size are as large as any.



The dimensions should be uniform in all cases, whatever size is decided

on. It is folly to accommodate each swarm with a hive corresponding in

size; a very small family this year, may be very large next, and a very

large one, very small, &c. A queen belonging to a small swarm will be

capable of depositing as many eggs, as another belonging to a barrel

full. A small family able to get through the winter and spring, may be

expected by another year to be as numerous as any.





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