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Fifty Years Among the Bees

By Dr. C.C. Miller (1911)

This is an interesting book written nearly a century ago.  It contains a page on what he calls a one cent cage which significantly pre-dates my introduction to them at a class given by Sue Cobey at the Ohio State University where we used an identical mesh queen cage.

Another interesting note is that the first Italian queens he obtained in 1867-1867 were $6 and $10 each (Honey prices were 25 to 30 cents per pound at the time)   This puts current prices for good quality queens in perspective.

It also speaks of solar wax melters and replacing unproductive queens, topics that still come up at local bee meetings.

 

 

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