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The Effect Of Ice Or Frost On Bees And Comb

Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

When the bees are not smothered, this water in the hive is the source

of other mischief. The combs are quite certain to mould. The water

mould or dampness on the honey renders it thin, and unhealthy for the

bees, causing dysentery, or the accumulation of faeces that they are

unable to retain. When the hive contains a very large family, or a very

small one, there will be less frost on the combs,--the animal heat of

the first will drive it off; in the latter there will be but little