This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: ...left until the next evening. The bees had now taken possession of the skep and were "working" from their high position as if nothing unusual had happened, they were then placed on a board, carried home in triumph, and shaken into a frame hive that evening: being favoured with fine weather they did well and now the currant branch, with a new piece of comb attached is kept as a curiosity, and the hive is known as the "chimney Swarm." J.M.G. A WORD ON BEES. A traveller in Spain somewhat more than a century ago speaks of a bee-keeper who had 5,000 hives; and considering the extreme rapidity with which they increase and multiply, and the abundance of food there, there is no improbability in the statement. ©ur Xetter 38oj. These columns are open to our subscribers, for the purpose of ventilating all subjects connected with Bees and Hives. It must be understood, however, that no one is responsible for the opinions expressed, except the writers themselves. AU correspondence to be addressed to the Publislwr. NUCLEUS SWARMING. Sir,--It is with no little trepidation, and posaibly a great quantity of rashness, that I venture to put my juvenile ' fist' into hostile contact with the pen of " An Old Hand," but as the method given for nucleus swarming on page 71 of the Record does not appear as sound as the first two plans for artificial swarming given immediately preceding, I herewith throw down the gauntlet. Before rushing into the fray and attacking "An Old Hand" in his stronghold, I would say that I mutually shake hands, as a token that I shall be ready to take my punishment cheerfully when it comes--as come it will. To the readers of the Record also, I conceive an apology is due, for, being neither a Lancashire nor Cheshire...