He-Queening Almost Automatically.
The following, appeared In
Bee-keeper«' Review for April;
Mr. J. H. Coüfn«, of Bardwell, Ken
tucky, writes me of a plan he uses In
requeening, whereby It Is not even
necessary to hunt up the old queen.
Here is the plan:
I'repare a super or upper story by
boring two holes near Us lower edge,
Cover one hole with a piece of queen
excluding zinc, and fit Into the other
ti tube, several Inches long, made of
wire cloth. A tube half an Inch In
<1 ameter and six Inches long Is large
auough. Lay a queen-excluder over
the 1) rood-nest of the hive that Is
to be requeened, set on the super pre
pared as Just described, having the
openings over the entrance to the
lower hire, and put Into the super
two combs of brood. The bees from
up and cover the
they should be cut off|
lower hive by putting a
piece of wire cloth between the up
per and lower hive«. The warm aT |
and odor from the lower hive can|
come up Into the super, but the bees j
In 'he latter must use for an en
trance the holes that were bored, one
covered with queen-excluding metal,
and the other furnished with a tube
below will come
of wire «doth.
• The next step is to furnish this
ttuper with e ther ti ripe queen-cell
or u virgin queen. When ready to
mate, t ht» queen will leave the hive
by the way of the wire-cloth tube,
but t« almost certain not to find the
outer opening upon her return, and
to be attracted to the lower entrance
by the crowd of be«»s passing out
find In The young queen Is vigorous,
el in .and spry, while the old queen
Is more feeble, slower, and clumsy
from her load of eggs. The result Is
A Hal Full of Baby China*.
that the young quçen comes off vie
out In new places
Co. ordered all their cars In the Unl
ted States to discontinue the sale of
intoxicating liquors. Now If they
will sell comb honey in all of their
dining cars, as they do in some of
them, the bee-keepers of the coun
try will be the last to complain.
(Good suggestion. We may tell you
on th^ sly that some bee-keepers are
already furnishing the Pullman peo
pi«» comb honey, and they are buy
Prohibition and Comb Honey on Pull
Stray Straw, p. 200, "Prohibition,
Is all the while cropping
and in new ways."
Recently the Pullman Car
ug lots of It.
Ib'ekeeper* National Meeting.
It Is expected that the National
gathering of the bee keepers to be
held at Detroit, Mich., Oct. 13, 14,
and 15, will he the largest meeting
of ' k j nd ever held in the United
gtates The cornm ittee selected for
t } ia t purpose
, k<) program.
now working on
See that the bees have plenty of
water near the apiary.
Don't spray the fruit trees when
in full open bloom.
best time to do so to catch the cod
ling moth, and is pretty certain to
kill the bees.
called recently with H. E. Crowther,
the bee man and dry land farmer
near Parma. Mr, West Is familiar
w th the bee business and will assist
Mr. Crowther, the latter reported his
bees In fin«» shape this spring.
It Is not the
Bees in Good Shape.
Howard West lately from Ohio,
Why mu hatch them under your barn fowl«.,
then release them near vourown home?
Chinese Pheasant eggs $3.00 per Dozen
Black neck *
$ 6.00 "
M> own new book on "How to Raise Pheas
ants,'* is jnst off the press. This is ihe
carefully written book on pheasants ever offered
at any price ti com lins beautiful photographs
oft he Chinese Pheasant i n i apti vit y .as well as in
ils wild surrounding. Full page illustrations
of striking hunting scenes, baby chicks,
and pens. Gorgeous color picture
en. With llies information any one
pheasants. Edition limited. 50c postpaid
Pheasants by the lOO or 1000 for September
Special attention given to stocking club grounds
and game preserves. Write tor prices.
of the Gold
Dillaway's Pheasant Farms
Farms in Washington and Oregon
A Grand Pen
Barred Plymouth Rocks
I cousider myself fortunate in securing
the grandest pen of Barred Rocks that
has ever been brought west. The hens
l n this pen together with a darker
cock hi rd that I selected to lead the pen
was awarded first premium as a pen at
the Minnesota State Show this Spring.
One of the hens in this pen which is at
present owned by me,was awarded in ad
dition to a regular first premiums special
for shape. This bird is the mother of
two of the pullets in the pen and has
captured first premiums wherever
shown. Write for a descriptive circular
and full particulars regarding this
grand mating. . ,
A few cockerels for sale this fall and
Nothing will b sold
eggs next spring,
KARL H. S. HOUCEN
Barred Rock Specialist
has for sale: Span of Two-year-old Stan
dard Bred Fillies, sired by Prince Al
ta mont, One Yearling Jersey Bull and
the following breeds of chickens:
White and Barred Plymouth
Silver Laced Wyandottes
S. C. Rhode Island Reds
Silver Duck-Winged Bantams
S. C. Brown and White Leg
Write me your wants and I will endea
vor to make a salection to suit you.
Jo. G. SLOAN
.jju- ■ ■ - * si '
The best general purpose fowl,
large and very attrative, fine layers of
big brown eggs, and unsurpassed for
table use. Eggs and fowls for sale.
Send for descriptive circular.
MODEL POULTRY FARM
illustrated booklet, price 25c. History of the
China Pheasant in Oregon. and methods of I he
largest game propagating- farm in the West.
Egg-s, Chinaand English, $3.U0 per dozen; Gol
dens, $6.00 per dozen.
SIMPSON'S PHEASANT FARM,
Buff Cochin Bantams,
Buff Plymouth Rocks
Fine Breeding Stock for Sale, Cockerels $J
to $5. Eggs in Season. $1 per Setting
PARMA POULTRY YARDS
c. L. Park, Prop.,
RHODE ISLAND REDS
We won in hot competition on our S. C Reds a
Seattle, Jan. 20-26, all firsts, also first on best
pen in American Class, and the cup offered by
the Rhode Island Red Club of America. Eggs
from Pen No. 1 $2.So per 15, no more than two
settings sold to a part}*.
Eggs from Pen No. 2, $1.50 per 15; $3.50 per 50;
$6 00 per 100.
Ware & De Seilern, Kennewick, Wash
The breeds that are hard to beat for produc
ing either eggs or meat. Extra good winte
layers. Wyandotte eggs per 15, $1-50 per 100
S6l00; Pekin Duck eggs per 12,$1.50, per 100 $8.00
J. W. MOORE
Concord Farm, Route I, Kennewick Wash.
Unparalleled layers. Choice birds. Eggs from
vigorous Utility Stock $1.50 for 14 $6.00 per J00
From Yard No. 1, special mating, $2.50 per 15.
£. S. McDonald
Route 1, Box 32
Eggs at Half Price during June.
PAYETTE APIARY AND
C. E. DIBBLE, PROP.
One of the oldest established Poultry plants of
Eggs for hatching from selected Standard
Bred layers of Barred Plymouth Rocks, White
Plymouth Rocks, S. C. Black Minorcas, S. C.
Brown Leghorns, S. C. White Leghorns: Settings
IS eggs $ 1.50
Incubators: 100 eggs from our best layers all
Pure Bred stock without regard to fancy points
Rocks and Minorcas $7.00; Leghorns, $6.00
SO eggs $4. OO and $3.50 Respectively.
We aim to supply eggs of high fertility and
that hatch strong healthy chickens.
STOCK FOR SALE
H. L. BLANCHARD
From the Ghas. Watson strain. South
$1.50 per Setting of 13
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