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The A. I Root Company
Gleanings in Beë Culture
Published by The A. I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio.
J. T. CALVERT, Business Manager
JULY 1, 1914
The reader's attention is directed partic
appear that the manufacturers of focd - ularly to the editorial on the net-weight law
products found that it would be practically as it relates to comb honey. See page 487 impossible to dispose of their goods by May of this issue.
1, 915, and asked for a postponement of
one year more. Full particulars regarding The Golden or so-called Five-banded this are given in our issue for June 1, page Bees
401. It should be clearly understood, howIt is refreshing to note that those who
ever, that this has nothing to do with the advertise golden Italians are more conser
operation of the net-weight law given on
page 487. There is as much or more reason vative in their advertisements. The time was when five-banders were advertised, but
why there should be a postponement on
this. only three and four banders were sent out. The beekeeping fraternity has learned that
Limitations of Parcel Post a strictly five-banded queen is a rare bird. It was folly to advertise them when they
Some of the dealers in beekeepers' supcould not be furnished.
plies have received numerous complaints from their customers because their goods
were sent by express rather than by parcel Our Front Cover Design
post. The fact is, all should remember that This shows a small section of our Apa
a limit of 50 lbs. is for local delivery or po lachicola apiary, with one of the workshops
further than the 150-mile zone; and 20 lbs.
is the limit for all distances of 300 miles in the background, some three or four weeks
and over. before the first car shipment was made. In
Again, it should be understood the mean time these two-story colonies were
that many things can be sent cheaper by increased to three stories, and in some in
express than by mail. If you will leave the
matter with your dealer he will select parcel stances up to four; then when the carload shipments began to move, the colonies were post, express, or freight according to consplit up into one-story sections, each one
ditions. It sometimes happens that the cost being supplied with a queen.
on express packages will be so great that he The view shows a convenient arrangement
will send by freight, and of course that for hives and the nice board walk that runs
means delay. down in between; but it does not show very
This has been an extraordinary year for clearly that these walks and hives were some
supplies. The call for goods to go by parcel five or six feet above the ground, as hereto
post has been enormous; and while no doubt fore explained, in order to escape high
that means of delivery has been a great water.
boon to the public at large, there are many
times when express will be cheaper. Postponement of the Date when the
New Ruling Regarding the Guar. Methods of Imbedding Wires in antee Clause on Pure-food Pack
Foundation ages Shall Become Effective
YEARS ago A. I. Root imbedded wires We have just received notice from the with a hot point drawn along each wire, United States Department of Agriculture with just enough pressure to sink the wire that the ruling with regard to the elimina- half-way through the foundation. Since tion of the guarantee clause on food pack- reading Arthur C. Miller's article, p. 495, ages will be effective May 1, 1916, instead we have been trying the plan again, comof May 1, 1915, as first announced. It would paring it to the plan illustrated on page