In reply to the query, "When shonld bt'es begin to breed in the spring?1' asked in The American Bee Journal, Mrs. L. IJ arrisen said: "The bees are the best judges of the time. Keep your beea strong. Grive them food if they are short of stores and leave the rest to them." Professor A. J. Cook says: "As soon as the pollen is in the flowers. In some seasons this is too early. On the average I find bees should be out and rearing brood as soon as they begin to collect." Mr. Mahon answered: "That would depend upon climate and circutnstances. 1 would not care to have them breed before the spiing is sufficiently advanced lot theui to have frequent flights."