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KING COUNTY MAN'S TROUBLES.
Is there a law concerning bees when they swarm on a
stranger's land? My bees swarmed recently and settled
in a vacant lot. My wife traced them to the spot, and they
settled. My neighbor had the privilege of keeping his
chickens on this lot, from the owner. He would not let me
enter this lot to get my bees, so I went to the owner
who gave me a written permit to get my bees from his lot,
but my neighbor would not let me get .them. So I went to
a lawyer to make out papers for the constable to get my
bees. We got the bees back, but the trouble was not
ended. My neighbor was determined to claim the bees be
caused he captured them. He appealed, and we went be
fore a justice who decided the case in my favor. Now he
is likely to appeal again. I would like to have the law
published for the benefit of readers.
KEEPING ANTS OUT OF HIVE.
The simplest and easiest plan is to provide no comfort
able place for the ants to which the bees themselves have
no access. With the plan, now going out of use, of having
quilts or sheets over the brood-frames, the ants have a
nice retreat over the sheets. They probably make their
nests there for the sake of the warmth, and do not trouble
the bees except when the bee-keeper opens the hive, and
then they trouble both bee-keeper and bees by running over
both. Since giving up the use of quilts I have never known
the ants to trouble my bees. A plain board cover is the
only thing over the bees, there being a space of a quarter
of an inch between the top bars and the cover. As the
bees have full access to this space, they never allow an ant
to enter. Uutil you find it convenient to change your plan
of covers, you may take comfort in the thought that the
ants really do little or no harm only when you have the
hives open.—Correspondent American Bee Journal.
BY MRS. CHAS. LEE.
It is said that a drop or two of warm honey will almost
immediately alleviate the pain of ear-ache.
Anywhere from 50 to 75 colonies make enough bees for
one yard, although some localities will support 200 or 300
colonies; but they are scarce.
Honey is not liable to occasion any disorder of the sys
tem, and may generally be used by those with whom ordi
nary sugar will not agree.
When robbing is going on try using a drone excluder
placed in front of the entrance. It takes but few bees to
drive the robbers back, when they—the robbers —have to
crawl through the excluding zinc.
G. H. Arkinstall, in Australian Bee Bulletin, says his ex
perience is that it is a decided advantage to have the en
trance of his hives in the sun as much as possible. Those
with a shady entrance, he finds, cluster around the en
trance a great deal more than if exposed to the sun's rays.
The question was recently asked, "Why are bee hives
almost invariably painted white?" White is a non-conduc
tor of heat, bees in such painted hives being less liable to
suffer from intense heat. Have your hives painted white,
entrance clear across the front, shaded if possible, and you
will not have much trouble with melted down combs.
A newly-hived colony of bees, with the tramp spirit
fully developed, seldom gi the same day; usually the next
forenoon. If they intend to stay, they will almost imme
diately begin work, but if meditating departure to pastures
new, you will see but few bees, and they will seem to be
loitering around in an aimless manner, somewhat after the
style of the human tramp.
The August P. B. J. contains a clipping from the Arizona
Guardian, concerning the experience of one Barney Palm
during the present season with one swarm of bees and their
increase. Last fall he had one swarm of bees in a cracker
box. He now has eighty swarms. Last week he took off
about 1,000 pounds of honey. By fall he expects to take
off 4,000 pounds. Arizona must be a wonderful state for
RANCHE AND RANGE.
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813 Second Aye., Office 35. mm Seattle
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If you want to BUY or SELL ANYTHING in Seattle, write to me.
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