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Bees Do Not Increase If Full After The First Year In Same Hive

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Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

I only will notice the fact, that the bees somehow disappear, and there

is no more at the end of five years than at the end of one. A stock of

bees may contain 6,000 the first of May, and raise 20,000 in the course

of the year; by the first of the next May, as a general thing, not one

more will be found, even when no swarm had issued.