Old Stocks Are Good As Any If Healthy

When it appears that all are exempt, (by a thorough examination, if not

satisfied without,) you need not object to stocks two or three years

old; they are just as good as any, sometimes better, (providing they

have swarmed the season previous, according to one author; because such

always have young queens, which are more prolific than old ones, that

will be in all first swarms).

Old stocks are as prosperous as any, as long as they are healthy, yet

they are more liable to become diseased.

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