Old Breeding Cells Will Last A Long Time

These old cells do not need renewing half as often as has been

represented. It is the interest of these patent-venders to sell rights;

this interest either blinds their eyes as to facts, or lulls the

internal monitor of right, while acquisitiveness is gratified. The same

cells can be used for breeding six or eight years, perhaps longer, and

no one can tell the difference by the size of the bees; I have two

stocks now in their tenth year without renewal of comb. A neighbor of

mine kept a stock twelve years in the same combs; it proved as

prosperous as any. I have heard of their lasting twenty, and am

inclined to believe it.

Of Swarms That Lose Their Queen Old Queen Leaves With The First Swarm facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail