Common Opinion

There is an opinion prevalent that robbers often go to a neighboring

stock, kill off the bees first, and then take possession of the

treasures. To corroborate this matter, I have never yet discovered one

fact, although I have watched very closely. Whenever bees have had all

their stores taken, at a period when nothing was to be had in the

flowers, it is evident they must starve, and last but a day or two

before they are gone. This would naturally give rise to the supposition

that they were either killed, or gone with the robbers.

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