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. 1892 Excerpt: ...you say, how's that? Well, 1 am honest in the belief that the food prepared for a queen or bees will partake of the nature of the bees preparing it, and, consequently, my efforts in breeding are not only to breed from such queens as have gentle bees, bat to have gentle bees prepare the food for the queen; and these can be obtained among the most industrious bees. This law of herediacy holds good in the swarming tendency as well as in many others. One other thing I have found, that I can get more good queen cells from a prolific Cariiiolau colony than from any other bees I have ever had. (hi this line I have nearly succeeded in breeding the Carniolans to a non-swarming bee. Four colonies worked on this plan of breeding out the inclination to swarm, gave me, last year, $K) lbs. of section honey, aud neither of the four attempted to swarm, and any man working on this line can breed out undesirable tendencies. To get good queen cells I select, if it is possible to do so, a colony that is getting ready to swarm. If there are none in that condition, I feed one until it is in that condition. I then take away the queen, and let the colony stand for six or seven days. If honey is not coming in, I feed the colony, so as to get all the chyme prepared that is possible. Then, I prepare eggs according to the Alley plan, and with the point of my knife I roll out all the queen grubs started, letting the queen food remain unbroken, as far as can be done. I then insert my frames with prepared eggs, placing them among the most brood. My frames run crosswise of my hives, and I use two frames in each, having a middle cross-bar in each frame, thus making four courses of cells across the hive. Between the two frames of prepared eggB for queen cells I commonly put the two frames c...