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The prices listed below are intended to represent, as nearly as possible, the average market prices at which honey and beeswax are selling at the time of the report in the city mentioned. Unless otherwise stated, this is the price at which sales are being made by commission merchants or by producers direct to the retail merchant. When sales are made by commission merchants the usual commission (from five to ten per cent), cartage, and freight will be deducted; and in addition there is often a charge for storage by the commission merchant. When sales are made by the producer direct to the retailer, commission and storage, and other charges, are eliminated. Sales made to wholesale houses are usually about ten per cent less than those to retail merchants.

EASTERN GRADING RULES FOR COMB HONEY. FANCY. All sections well filled, combs straight, firmly attached to all four sides, the combs unsoiled by travel-stain or otherwise, all the cells sealed except an occasional one, the outside surface of the wood well scraped of propolis.

A No. 1.-All sections well filled except the row of cells next to the wood; combs straight; one-eighth part of comb surface soiled, or the entire surface slightly soiled; the outside surface of the wood well scraped of propolis.

No. 1.-All sections well filled except the row of cells next to the wood; combs comparatively even; one-eighth part of comb surface soiled, or the entire surface slightly soiled.

No. 2. Three-fourths of the total surface must be filled and sealed.

No. 3.-Must weigh at least half as much as a full-weight section.

In addition to this the honey is to be classified according to color, using the terms white, amber, and dark; that is, there will be "Fancy white,' "No. 1 Dark," etc.

DECEMBER 13, 1911

FANCY WHITE.-Sections to be well filled, comb
firmly attached on all sides and evenly capped, ex-
cept the outside row
next to the wood.
combs, and cappings white, and not projecting be-
yond wood. Wood to be well cleaned; no section in
this grade to weigh less than 131⁄2 ounces.

No. 1.-Sections to be well filled, combs firmly attached on all sides and evenly capped, except the outside row next to the wood. Honey white or very light amber; comb and cappings from white to slightly off color. Comb not projecting beyond the wood; wood to be well cleaned; no section in this grade to weigh less than 131⁄2 ounces.

CHOICE.-Sections to be well filled; combs firmly attached; not projecting beyond the wood, and entirely capped, except the outside row next to the wood. Honey, comb, and cappings from white to amber, but not dark. Wood to be well cleaned; no section in this grade to weigh less than twelve


No. 2. This grade is composed of sections that are entirely capped, except row next to wood, weighing from ten to twelve ounces, also of such sections that weigh 12 ounces or more, and have not more than 50 uncapped cells all together, which must be filled. Combs and cappings from white to amber in color, but not dark; wood to be well cleaned.

EXTRACTED HONEY.-Must be thoroughly ripened, weigh 12 pounds per gallon. It must be well strained, and packed in new cans. It is classed as white, light amber, and amber.

STRAINED HONEY.-This is honey obtained from combs by all other means except the centrifugal extractors and is classed as white, light amber, amber, and dark; it must be thoroughly ripened and well strained. It may be put up in cans that previously have contained honey.

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SAN FRANCISCO.-Comb honey is very slow in arriving, and the demand far exceeds the supply; but we are hoping for some, and the grocers are inquiring for it. Fancy brings 15 cts.; darker grades, less. Water-white extracted sells at 9%; light amber, 8% to 9; amber, 71⁄2 to 8; darker grades, 5 to 6. Orange-blossom honey is in demand, and finds a ready sale. Beeswax brings 26 to 28 for light, and 22 to 26 for dark, and is in fair demand. San Francisco, June 15. J. C. FROHLIGER.

BUFFALO. There is hardly any thing doing now in honey. Old is about cleaned up, and no new in as yet. Comb honey is in very slow demand, owing to the very high price. No. 1 to fancy white comb brings 18 to 19; No. 2 white comb, 14 to 15; dark comb, 10 to 12. There is some call for extracted, and it sells well if of good quality. White clover or basswood brings 8 to 9; dark, 7 to 7%. Beeswax brings 30 to 32. W. C. TOWNSEND.

Buffalo, June 10.

ZANESVILLE. This market is bare of comb honey. While the demand has been abnormally light, indications are that there would be a little brisker movement now if the supply were available. For white comb, grading from No. 1 to fancy, producers should receive 13 to 16 cts. Extracted is moving very slowly, the principal demand being for small glass packages. At present we offer for beeswax 28 cts. cash, or 30 in exchange for supplies. Zanesville, June 18. E. W. PEIRCE.


has been reached by our process. Ship us your OLD
COMB AND CAPPINGS, and secure highest re-
Write for prices and full information.


51 Walnut Street


"The Busy Bee Men"

Comb and Extracted Honey Wanted

Cincinnati, Ohio


We have anticipated the needs of beekeepers for prompt delivery of supplies during the month of July, and have an unusually large stock from which to draw.

The honey-flow is promising larger than most beekeepers were prepared for, but we have sections and foundation on hand ready for instant shipment, so not a single pound of honey need be lost because of insufficient room in which to store it. Sections of all the standard sizes are here in the original packages, and we can put your name on a package of any size just as soon as your order reaches us.

You will find it will pay you, too, to use foundation liberally this season. Starters are good but full sheets are better, and you can very materially increase your honey crop by giving the bees this little assistance.

We buy honey too, and you will find us ready to give you a good price for your crop, and we can assure you of fair treatment.

Whatever your needs in the beekeeping line, we can supply them promptly, and we are glad to answer questions at any time.


2146 Central Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

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Department Editors:-Dr. C. C. Miller, J. E. Crane, Louis H. Scholl, G. M. Doolittle, Wesley Foster, J. L. Byer, P. C. Chadwick.

$1.00 per year. When paid in advance: 2 years, $1.50; 3 years, $2.00; 5 years, $3.00.

POSTAGE IS PREPAID by the publishers for all subscriptions in the United States, Hawaiian Islands, Philippine Islands, Guam, Porto Rico, Tutuila, Samoa, Shanghai, Canal Zone, Cuba, and Mexico. Canadian postage is 0 c. per year. For all other countries in the Postal Union add 60 c. per year postage. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. When a change of address is ordered, both the new and the old must be given. The notice should be sent two weeks before the change is to take effect.

DISCONTINUANCES. Notice is given just before expiration. Subscribers are urged, if unable to make payment at once after expiration, to notify us when they can do so. Any one wishing his subscription discontinued should so advise us upon receipt of the expiration notice: otherwise it will be assumed that he wishes GLEANINGS continued and will pay for it soon.

HOW TO REMIT. Remittances should be made by draft on New York, express-order or money-order, payable to the order of The A. I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio. Currency should be sent by registered letter.

AGENTS. Representatives are wanted in every city and town in the country. A liberal commission will be paid to such as engage with us. References required. FOREIGN SUBSCRIPTION AGENTS.

Foreign subscribers can save time and annoyance by placing their orders for GLEANINGS with any of the following authorized agents at the prices shown:

PARIS, FRANCE. E. Bondonneau, 120 Avenue Emile Zola. Per year, postpaid, 8 francs.

GOODNA, QUEENSLAND. H. L. Jones. Any Australian subscriber can order of Mr. Jones. Per year, postpaid, 6/7 p.

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND. Alliance Box Co., 24 Castle St. postpaid, 6/7 p.

Contents for July 1, 1912

Per year,

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Please use coupon below, checking the numbers of items wanted. The pamphlets and booklets listed below are of more than ordinary interest:






My First Season's Experience with the Honey-bee. By the "Spectator," of the Outlook, of New York. A ten-page leaflet detailing the experiences of this wellknown writer. You will read the leaflet through before you lay it down. Free.

The Bee-keeper and Fruit-grower. A 15page booklet giving actual facts regarding the value of bees to fruit, and showing how bee-keeping may be doubly profitable to the fruit-grower. Fruit-growers are realizing as never before the necessity of having honey-bees in close proximity to their blossoming fruit. Free.

Bee-keeping for Sedentary Folk. A 24page leaflet reciting the actual experiences of an amateur bee-keeper, showing what equipment is best, points derived, etc. Free.

Catalog of Bee-keepers' Supplies. Our complete catalog will be mailed free to any address on request.

Habits of the Honey-bee. By Dr. E. F. Phillips. A somewhat scientific handling of the habits and anatomy of the bee. Price 10 cts.

How to Keep Bees. A book of 228 pages 9 detailing in a most interesting manner the experience of a beginner in such a way as to help other beginners. Price $1.00 postpaid.

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Back-yard Bee-keeping. Six interest12 ing lessons written in readable newspaper style. Many facts to encourage the Bound" man or woman with the back-tothe-land longing. Free.

Truth About Sweet Clover. Interest15 ing booklet of nearly 100 pages. Tells of value of sweet clover for honey, for plowing under, as fertilizers of the soil, and food for horses, cattle, swine, sheep, etc. Free.

The coupon below may be used as an order sheet by properly checking the numbers of items wanted and adding your signature, and remittance, if required.

Cut Coupon Here The A. I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio.

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This is our 21st year in the business. Let us quote you special prices on goods needed. Catalog free. Discount sheet to dealers. Colony of bees with tested Italian queen in complete hive, $10.00. I. J. STRINGHAM, 105 PARK PLACE, NEW YORK Apiaries, Glen Cove, L. I.

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