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The Busy Bee In Early Spring

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Bees in the midrlle and westera states begin to breed in February. In the southern states thóy str-.rt earlier. If the weather is mild, strong colonies will consume largeqnantities of their stores. In this month solid nourishment is better than liquid. The latter kind has a tendency toundnly excite the boes, causing them to fly out of their hives and perish. It also stimulates them to broeding too extensively before the proper season. In the absence of frames of sealed honey, which are to be preferred beforo anything else, two kinds of artificial food eau be used with safety. One of these kinds is called "Good Candy, " the name originating from tbat of the inventor. It is made from pulverized granulated sugar and liquid honey. Put whatever quantity of pulverized sugar you may need into a suitable vessel; then add a sufficieney of extracted honey to make a dough. A pound or two of this can be laid on nmslin perforated with holes and placed over the cluster. This can be renewed as often as necessary. The other kind is candy made from grannlated sugar. Put into any quantity of sugar enough water to dissolve it. Then boil the sirup until it will becomo hard vrhen dipped in water. This oan be ponred into patty pana and placed over tbe cluster, the paus being inverted with the sugar next tho bees, says a correspondent in Farm Journal aJld authority for the foregoing.


Ann Arbor Argus
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