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Variation Of These Hives

Categories: HIVES.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

First, then, the sectional hive of various patterns has been patented;

it consists generally of about three boxes, one above another; the top

of each has one large hole, or several small ones, or cross-bars, about

an inch wide, and half an inch apart; these holes or spaces allowing

the bees to pass from one box to the other. When all are full, the

upper one is removed, and an empty one put under the bottom; in this

way all are changed, and the combs renewed in three years; very easily

and quietly done. This is as far as a patent-vender wishes the subject

investigated; and some of his customers have not gone beyond this

point. As an offset for these advantages, we will first look at the

cost of such hive.