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England's Interest. By Sir J. More.....

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109

Chap. VI. Of the Husbandry and Employment of Bees, and the

great Profit and Advantage thereof .........................

111

The Introduction

ib.

I. Of the Bee-garden and Seats for the Hives

112

II. Of the Hives, and manner of Dressing them.......................... 114

III. Of the Breeding of Bees, and of the Drone .........................

119

IV. Of the Swarming of Bees, and the Hiving of them............... ib.

V. Of the Bees' Enemies, and how to destroy them .................. 124

VI. Of the removing of Bees

126

VII. Of the Fruit and Profit of Bees

128

Glossary of Bee Terms used in this Reprint

141

MEATEEHAOTIA; or, the Female Monarchy. By the Rev. John Thorley 143

The Author to the Candid and Judicious Reader

145

Chap. VI. Sect. I. Language of Bees..................... .................... 155

IX. Of Ordering and Improving them in Colonies ............. 161

X. How to Preserve them in Common Hives, uniting two

in one by Fumigation

169

Sydserff's Treatise on Bees ........................................................ 177

The Preface

............................. 179

Chap. I. An Anatomical Description of the Common or Working

Bees, and of the Effects of their Stings

183

III. The particulars of the Queen or Mother Bee, with various

practical Experiments to prove the Loyalty of her Sub-

jects

.................... 191

IV. On the Breeding of Bees, Wasps, and other Insects, with

Directions for making yourself known to Bees, and to

prevent being stung

200

V. Of the Swarming.of Bees, and the Methods of discovering

when they may be expected, with other matters ............ 206

VI. On the Driving of Bees, with necessary Instructions for

that purpose

216

VII. The Manner of Bees' Working, and when and in what

manner only they ought to be removed ........................ 218

VIII. On the Feeding of Bees, with Instructions for late Swarms,

and the Hives most proper to be taken ........................ 223

XI. On the probable Profits of Bees, and of their Increase, with

some of their Medicinal Properties

227

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Extracts from My Own Note-Book, continued.

Swarm on an Espalier

Subjects of Investigation ................................................... 326

Weight of Bees-their Burdens ............................................. 327

Oxford Apiarian Society ...mmm......................................................... 329

Rules of the Society ................................................................ 330

Notes from Society's Scrap-Book .............................................. 332

Bean Piercing

ib.

Bees Drinking.............................

ib.

Imperfect Embryos thrown out

333

Queen's Trumpeting

ib.

Queens cast out of Hives

ib.

Drones killed

ib.

Wasps' Nest in a Hive..............................

ib.

Weight of a Swarm

ib.

Prevention of Swarming.............

ib.

Bottom-boards........................................................................ 334

Passage of Communication in Collateral Boxes ...........................

335

Nadir Hives...................................................................................... ib.

Objections to our System .....................

ib.

Popular Objection answered

336

Collateral Straw Hives..........................

ib.

Pasteboard Hives

ib.

Extracts from My Own Note-Book.

Bees in Siberia

...................................... 337

in Surinam (Captain Stedman) ...................

338

Extract from Kirby

340

Bee Cuckoo and Honey Ratel ...................................................... 341

Bees in South America (Basil Hall).

342

Extract from White of Selbourne-Jesse's Gleanings

344

Sir Thomas Browne on the Bee's Voice (Vulgar Errors).....

ib.

Translation from an Arabic Dictionary....

........... 346

Washington Irving's Tour on the Prairies.

A Bee Hunt in America ...

Hartlib's Reformed Commonwealth of Bees.

Virgil's Experiment tried in Cornwall ............................................ 354

Taking Bees to New Zealand ............................................................ 355

"..... 350

ALPHABETICAL INDEX TO LETTERS I. and II.

.................................... 365

315
318

ERRATUM.

Page 88, line 4 from bottom, for “fingers," read fungus."

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PAGE Inside View of a Colony Thorley in his Study Sydserff's Frontispiece

176 Frontispiece to Letter II.-Piece of Comb

To face p. 235 Comb and Slug

235 Bees' Honey Bag .............

............................................ 252 Bee magnified, showing Scales of Wax ............................................... 252 Wax-pockets and Scales magnified............

.............................................. 253 Observatory Hive

............................. 262 Comb, showing the Hexagonal Top of the Cell

............... 272 Cuts from Hüber

......... 274 Honey-combs Drones' & Workers' Cells........

279 Queen's Cell........

280 Egg and Grubs

280 Cells with Grubs...

281 Comb with Silk Web Stings ........................................................................................... 283 Queen's Cell

.......................... 284, 287 Young Bees

............ 289 Bees' Legs.....................

To face p. 290 Comb and Bee .............

292 Old and New Comb joined

293 Box with Combs....

294 Suspended Hive Seven Ages

305, 306, 307, 308 Vignette

312 Portrait of Hüber

........................... 315 Hiving from an Espalier Bees

326, 327, 340, 342, 344 Cottage Hive..................

328 Oxford Apiarian Society's Arms

329 Temple Hive...........

332 Sicilian, or Barrel Hive....

337 Bee Cuckow

341 Hornet Arabic Device and Legend

346 Comb ........... A Bee Hunt ...............................

350 Arms

355 Plans for taking Hives to New Zealand

............ 358, 361, 362 Vignette, Ship Smoking Bees

365 Vignette. Waters Mete

368

303

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Bagster, S. The management of Bees. 12mo. London: 1838. Bazin, N. Histoire Naturelle des Abeilles. 12mo.

Paris : 1784. Gouvernement admirable, ou la République des Abeilles.

8vo. Haye: 1746. Abrégé de l'Histoire des Insectes, pour servir de suite à l'Histoire naturelle des Abeilles. 12mo. Paris : 1747.

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