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Apt To Deceive

Categories: HIVES.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

Yet I can imagine how one can be deceived by such a small hive, and

recommend it strongly; especially if patented. Suppose you locate a

large swarm in a hive near the size of Dr. Bevan's; the bees would

occupy nearly all the room with brood-combs; now if you put on boxes,

and as soon as filled put on empty ones, the amount of surplus honey

would be great; very satisfactory for the first summer, but in a year

or two your little hive is gone. This result will be in proportion as

we enlarge our hives, until we arrive at the opposite extreme.