Frost And Ice In A Hive Accounted For

Physiologists tell us "that innumerable pores in the cuticle of the

human body are continually throwing off waste or worn out matter; that

every exhalation of air carries with it a portion of water from the

system, in warm weather unperceived, but will be condensed into

particles large enough to be seen in a cold atmosphere." Now, if

analogy be allowed here, we will say the bee throws of waste matter and

water in the same way. Its food being liquid, nearly all will be

exhaled--in moderate weather it will pass off, but in the cold it is

condensed--the particles lodge on the combs in form of frost, and

accumulate as long as the weather is very severe, a portion melting in

the day, and freezing again at night.

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