Spring The Worst Time

As I before remarked in the commencement of this chapter, bees will

plunder and fight at any time through the summer, when honey cannot be

collected; but _spring_ is the only time that such desperate and

persevering efforts are made to obtain it. It is the only time the

apiarian can be excused for having his hives plundered, or letting them

stand in a situation for it. We then often have families reduced in

winter and spring, from various causes, and when protected through this

season, generally make good stocks. It is then we wish them to form

steady, industrious habits, and not live by plunder. Prevention is

better than cure; evil propensities should be checked in the beginning.

The bee, like man, when this disposition has been indulged for a time,

it is hard breaking the habit; a severe chastisement is the only cure;

they too go on the principle of much wanting more.

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